Regional STEM Businesses

Regional STEM Businesses

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Pendleton UAS Range Mission Control and Innovation Center


1901 NW 56th Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801

The second entrance (North) to our building off of NE 56th Ave allows for a bus to drive straight through and not have to turn around.

Contact Us.

Main office phone: 541-276-7754 extension 4

Main person of contact:

Steve Lawn, Mission Control Engineer

Areas of expertise: UAS Operations, Electronics and Programming, Virtual Reality and Using video game engines to do work (Robotics), 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping.

Phone: 843-696-4420

Email: (preferred way of contact)

Pendleton UAS Range Mission Control and Innovation Center supports UAS Operations and Advancement at the Pendleton UAS Range. Located in beautiful eastern Oregon, the PUR offers both conventional and unconventional takeoff and landing capability from the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (KPDT). The airport enjoys over 300 VFR days per year and can accommodate up to a Boeing 757. KPDT offers a unique testing environment that features a broad blend of dissimilar aircraft types, which includes commercial passenger, cargo and charter flights as well as, military Chinook helicopters and Shadow UAS.

For Students

The Pendleton UAS Range Mission Control and Innovation Center provides the following for middle school, high school, and college students:

  • Field Trip or Tour
  • Guest Speaker
  • Online Guest Speaker
  • Job Shadows
  • Student Internships
  • Career or Club mentoring

The Mission Control and Innovation Center (MCIC) is located right on the Pendleton airport grounds. They have a fully functional mission control room that supports UAS operations at the UAS Range. This can be set up for simulation if there is not a live UAS flight at the time. They also have, as part of the Innovation Center, rapid prototyping that consists of electronics, Arduino and Raspberry Pi programming, 3D modelling, Virtual Reality, and 3D printing. MCIC can also show room-scale virtual reality demos involving data visualization, new invention conceptualization and prototyping, robotics, and teaching methods. MCIC can accompany up to 30 people at a time.

For more information about the Pendleton UAS Range Mission Control and Innovation Center click here.


Umatilla County



For Students:

Field Trip or Tour, Guest Speaker, Guest Speaker (Online), Job Shadows, Career or Club mentoring

Age Range:

Middle school, High school, College

Tour Group Capacity:


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