UC San Diego alumnus Dominique Meyer (B.S. Physics ’16) is a Research Associate in CISA3, and he planned and executed successful expeditions in Mexico, Guatemala and Italy. He helped gather photographic data to create 3D reconstructions of Mayan sites and to find new ones. Meyer also developed an aerial LIDAR system for exploration and discovery of Mayan pyramids in the region of El Zotz. In Italy he used self-designed UAV systems to map the area surrounding the cave of paleo period. Meyer gained experience in analyzing large data sets and creating point clouds, and he worked with professors to manage the team consisting of seven undergraduate students during the school year to do research and publish papers about collected data. Meyer also designed and 3D-printed an autonomous flying paraglider to increase the flight times and maximize load capabilities. Meyer is also CEO and co-founder of Aeropix.ch, and he was awarded a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant.