August 8, 2022

Leaders from ODU, Eastern Shore Community College and NASA Wallops Discuss Ways to Increase Workforce Development Collaboration

By Joe Garvey Old Dominion University’s Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA) recently helped facilitate a NASA Wallops/ODU/Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Information Session at […]
August 4, 2022

Project Scientists Test WAM-V – First Time on the Water in 4 Years

Several VMASC project scientists were out at Haven Creek Boat Ramp in Norfolk, VA recently to test the WAM–V (Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel) – an autonomous, versatile platform with a useful […]
August 2, 2022
David Bowles

Dr. David Bowles Appointed to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Aerospace Advisory Council

Our Executive Director, Dr. David Bowles, has been appointed to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Aerospace Advisory Council. Governor Youngkin announced additional key administrative appointments today. “I’m proud […]
July 19, 2022

AAM Exploratory Discussion Meeting

On June 27, 2022, representatives from the Virginia Institute for Spaceflight and Autonomy (VISA), the Virginia innovation Partnership Corporation – Unmanned Systems Center (VIPC), the Hampton Roads […]
July 15, 2022

NASA Langley Research Center Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony July 14, 2022

Our Executive Director Dr. David Bowles was proud to be part of NASA Langley Research Center‘s Hall of Honor committee and attend the induction ceremony of […]
July 6, 2022

NASA Wallops Visit and Tour

Along with Old Dominion University and Eastern Shore Community College, we were able to tour NASA Wallops and start conversations about workforce development and collaboration. We […]
July 5, 2022

The Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA) and the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) have Partnered Together to Bring Interns to VCSFA for the Summer

Norfolk, VA. (June 27, 2022) – The Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA) is excited to announce the award of two summer internships for the […]
June 1, 2022

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) and VISA Announce Proposals Selected for UxS Port Security and Emergency Response Opportunity.

Richmond, Virginia, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Virginia Institute for Space Flight & Autonomy (VISA) and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) have selected […]
January 14, 2022

ODU’s Morris Foster Reappointed to Virginia Space Flight Authority

January 14, 2022 Morris W. Foster, vice president for research at Old Dominion University, was reappointed to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) by Governor […]
December 23, 2021

Governor Northam Announces More Than $3.6 Million in Growth and Opportunity Virginia Grants

GO Virginia funding will attract businesses, support infrastructure and workforce development programs RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced more than $3.6 million in Growth and Opportunity for […]
November 4, 2021

ODU, HRMC Announce Maritime Innovation Initiatives

November 04, 2021 By Amber Kennedy The Hampton Roads Maritime Collaborative for Growth & Innovation (HRMC) and Old Dominion University (ODU) unveiled two major maritime initiatives […]
October 14, 2021

ODU Researchers Use Autonomous Hydrone to Help Coastal Community Map Shoreline

For centuries, a cartographer’s toolbox was stocked with compasses, protractors, pencils and telescopes. But today’s modern mappers have sophisticated toolboxes equipped with drones that, by air […]
September 9, 2021

Applying an Autonomous System for Coastal Resilience: An Update on the ODU Hydrone

ODU’s collaborations on Maritime Autonomous Surface Vessels continued over the summer of 2021 with advances and demonstrations in both the technology and the applications to coastal […]
January 21, 2021

ODU’s Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy Envisions the Future of Unmanned Systems

January 21, 2022 By Amber Kennedy In early January, hundreds of drivers were stranded in snowy conditions on Interstate 95 for more than 24 hours. Some […]