STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math – drives the advancement of Central New York industry.  Mentorship provides a key mechanism for encouraging and sustaining student interest in STEM.  CNY Drones mentors provide the link between sparked interest and Central New York’s drone education and employment pipeline.  More about us



 Get our June Newsletter here!



2019 Indoor Open Team Drone Challenge: Forest Fury 

Our 2nd Annual Competition Kicks-Off September 30!

Will you see the forest for the trees?  Get ready to hear more about Forest Fury as we develop the field elements over the summer!  Our 2019 open STEM-Based Team Drone Challenge will be announced in early October with the possibility of multiple competitions in the Spring.  We welcome your ideas!  Grow with us & our great indoor drone competition for teams age 11+!

2018 Rig Rescue Team Drone Challenge Results



Schools & Community Groups

Here’s how to start an AMA  Model Aviation Student Club & join a great network!



STEM Champions Needed!    Donations, volunteers & ideas keep us running!

Check out our accomplishments!     

We love Carbone Auto Group!    Follow the leader in supporting STEM programs in our community!

Make space in your storage room, garage or basement – Check out our Wish List!  



Check the MultiGP Events Calendar & the CNY Drones events calendar for MultiGP races throughout the summer!   

 NEON Night Race  – CNY’s 1st Outdoor Night Race!

NEON Night Race II is September 15th @Wildcat Field, SUNY Polytechnic Institute!



2018 Consent & Release Form for Events

Our NEW online form cuts down on paperwork for everyone!  Please fill out once to attend our 2018 programs.    2018 Consent & Release 


Questions?  Contact Us!

Last site update: Jun 18, 2018 @ 11:40 am

Lisa Marie Payne, Administrator

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