Dr. Virginia (Suzy) Young, director of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Office for Proposal Development, has been elected to the board of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Dr. Young will represent the academic community to the organization and will be key in promoting and focusing national educational and research activities in technologies that support this area. AUVSI is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing and promoting unmanned systems and robotic technologies. AUVSI members support defense, civil and commercial sectors, and the board is responsible for governing the advancement of the unmanned systems and robotics community through education, advocacy and leadership.