Please join us on the first CUP Industry-Academia Connection Days at the University of Illinois at Chicago on May 1-2,2019.CUP leads research focused on discovery, innovation, and transition of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) propulsion technologies to enable unmatched, enduring power for maneuver and mobility.The aim of the center is to address U.S.Army needs for current and future advances in UAS propulsion systems in the following four areas:•Reliability: reliable operational cycles over extended periods•Payload: increase power density to facilitate additional electronics, cargo and sensor packages•Signatures: decrease in detection by opposing parties•Range: increased operational rangeThe goal of the Industry-Academia Connection Days is to facilitate collaboration in UAS power and propulsion between industry, academia and government agencies.During this event, industry leaders will present technical challenges in the following UAS focused areas:•Small gas turbine engines•Non-conventional small engines•Hybrid-electric applications•Energy storage technologies to enable lighter weight, higher power and energy•Power and thermal management technologiesDate: 1--2 May 2019Location: University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, Cardinal Room 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607No Registration FeeRegistration Website: Cut Off Date: 23 April 2019 * Coffee and Light Refreshments provided courtesy of UIC