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

U.S. Drone Soccer – provided by Drone Sports, Inc. – now on the approved BOCES STEAM CoSer list through Erie1.  What does that means for your school?  Check with your local BOCES.  Pricing is available using the above link to their site.

NY/NJ Region II Support Hub  – what we do.


We’ll be listing both January & February 2023 dates shortly on our Calendar.

Region II Support Drive Tech Tips 


We’re investigating bubble levels.  Ask us about this addition to our Region II League Support Drive & share your experience with this & other items!   




Student Opportunities!

Summer AFRL Internship Posted

11/29/22 – Griffiss Institute. The 2023 application is now open for the Summer Internship Program at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RI). This is a paid, summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level, (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY), to work on-site in Rome, New York, with AFRL/RI researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

CNY STEM Scholarship Announcement

11/29/22 – TACNY. The CNY STEM Scholarship Program was designed by Partners for Education & Business (PEB) and the CNY STEM Hub to support CNY high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in a STEM-related field. Residents of Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins counties are eligible to apply,
and preference is given to those attending a NYS higher education institution. Each
scholarship provides tinancial assistance in varying amounts and an internship.

Want to know the latest?  

Check out our Quarterly Update and our Events Calendar!


Outdoor Recreational Drone Pilot Safety

Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) (AMA administered)

FAA Drone Registration – Register Your Drone!

STEM Focused.  Community Supported.  Volunteer Driven. 

This site, social media accounts and the many great programs planned by CNY Drones are made possible by a great group of dedicated volunteers from the drone community in Central New York State!   CNY Drones exists fiscally under the Griffiss Institute‘s 501(c)(3) & through the generosity of organizations and individuals who believe in our mission.  Since 2016, we’ve been here for students & educators.  We were NY’s first Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Model Aviation Student Club & are proud to be a US Drone Soccer Support Hub for Region II (NY/NJ).    All events are planned & run by members of the AMA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of model aviation as a recognized sport as well as a recreational activity.  We adhere to all AMA Guidelines in addition to FAA Regulations to promote a safe flying community.

Last site update: Dec 2, 2022 @ 12:18 pm  

Administrator – Lisa Marie Payne

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