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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 involvement in STEM.  CNY Drones provides the link between sparked interest & Central New York’s drone education & employment pipeline – year-round!

Learn About Us!          MAY JUN 2019 Newsletter

FOREST FURY – Season 2 Success!


Check out the photos & video clips on the CNY Drones Facebook page thanks to Aaron Diskin, Kevin from SUNY & by Black River Photography

FOREST FURY simulated real-world tasks with scoring elements centered around wildfire triggered events.   And the winners are:

1st Place Champion – East Syracuse Minoa Team #1

2nd Place Champion – Oneida City Schools #1

3rd Place Champion – Cazenovia Tech Labs #2

Design Innovator Award – Carthage High School

SUNY 3D Printing & Design Club Award – Cazenovia Tech Labs #2

SUNY Fabrication Club Award  – East Syracuse Minoa Team #1

Judge’s Award – Engineering Science University Magnet School

Congrats to the award winners & thank you to all the teams, coaches, volunteers, exhibitors & spectators for making the day so special!

Planning for FARM-i-GEDDON?   

We’re here to help!  Check this new page out!  Questions?  Contact us!

We’re firming up the 2020 Team Drone Challenge for release in the fall!   We appreciate 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 — & for 2020 – college students & adults!  

Get in on the action – get in on the STEM with regional connections!

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!


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Last site update: May 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Administrator – Lisa Marie Payne

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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 our local drone community!  

CNY Drones exists fiscally under the Griffiss Institute‘s 501(c)(3) & through the generosity of organizations and individuals who believe in our mission.