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Aglytix Donates UAV to Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology

The unmanned aerial vehicle will provide a test and development platform for students.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 6-9-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Aglytix, Inc., a Mankato company that develops technology solutions benefitting the environment, has donated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) valued at $10,000 to Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology.

The donated Aglytix UAV will provide a test and development platform for Minnesota State Mankato students interested in flying autonomous vehicles. The vehicle is fully operational and represents the type of aircraft currently used for photographic data capture in agriculture and other military and civilian applications.

“We are excited to have this resource, which is unique in our department and college,” said Vince Winstead, professor and chair of the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology. “The UAV will provide a resource for research in new areas related to agriculture, informatics, image processing, etc. We are also excited to have a new industry partner, Aglytix, to explore new avenues for cooperation and collaboration in the future.”

Brittany Bauer, HR administrator at Aglytix, said the company donated the UAV to Minnesota State Mankato as part of its commitment to helping to grow the Mankato-area community.

“We want to give students a hands-on experience and access to a specialized tool they may not have exposure to within the University’s normal curriculum,” said Bauer. “We hope to continue our collaboration with Minnesota State Mankato to enhance, help educate, and keep science and engineering thriving within our local businesses.”

For more information about the Aglytix UAV donation, please contact Patti Kramlinger, director of development, by phone at 507-389-6742 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology is part of the University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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