STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math – drives the advancement of Central New York industry.  Mentorship & hands-on activities provide a key mechanisms for encouraging & sustaining student interest in STEM.  CNY Drones mentors provide the link between sparked interest & Central New York’s drone education & employment pipeline – year-round!

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Submit a Drone Safety Video Today! 

Join in on the fun of our FOREST FURY Team Drone Challenge without a drone!  Enter to win our Drone Safety Video Award!  Open to students age 11-18! 


Our 2-Field Event Is FULL!

Welcome Teams!

Carthage, Cazenovia, Cortland, East Syracuse-Minoa, Eng & Sci UMS of West Haven, CT, Hannibal, NYPD Explorers, Oneida, Syracuse, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill & Stockbridge  – we’re happy to have you on board!


REMINDER TO TEAMS:  Make sure you are now using v.12 of the Challenge Manual!  

2019 FOREST FURY simulates real-world tasks with scoring elements centered around wildfire triggered events.  All are challenging, yet attainable, drawing on the framework for Next Generation Science Standards while maintaining a fun learning environment.


Annual Consent & Release Form

Planning on participating in one of our events this year?  Take a moment to fill out our  2019 Consent & Release form!  Just a one time form for the whole year – saves you time & saves us paper!  Thanks!


Agri-Tech Advice Needed!

We’ve begun planning the 2020 Team Drone Challenge, FARM-i-GEDDON!  we could use ideas for flight missions & elements  –  directly from those who are “in the field”.   Let us know what you are doing or would like to do with drones in agriculture!  Your assistance gives relevant experience to student teams!   We appreciate community support for continuation of this low-cost, accessible program for middle & high school students!   Get in on the action – get in on the STEM with regional connections!



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Last site update: Jan 17, 2019 @ 10:52 am

Administrator – Lisa

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