Welcome to the CNY Drones Information Hub!

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!          MARCH-APRIL 2019 Newsletter


Check out the latest additions to our programs!  

Interactive demos & mini-challenges with indoor drones, tiny hovercraft & more!

Register for Experience FPV

Whoops & Whoovers – Utica JCC, Friday, March 15, 2019, 7-9pm, $55 by online pre-registration only

Tech Meet night also for Team Drone Challenge Teams!  Want to join us with your build?  Contact us regarding space availability.  


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! 

Want to share your drone video talent Nationwide?  Check this out! It’s the 2019 Drone Films Fest!  Registration now open.  Winners introduced at the New York State Fair! 


Watch the action on April 7th!  

Join us & event hosts SUNY AMA UMASC #15104 on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the SUNY Polytechnic Wildcat Field House! FREE spectator admission!  Opening Ceremony at 10:00am!  

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.  

Please note there is always a small parts hazard at STEM events.  Small children should be supervised at all times.  Safety Glasses are required for entry into certain areas.  We take safety seriously.  Thanks!  

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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!


Questions?  Contact Us!

Last site update: Mar 15, 2019 @ 9:52 am

Administrator – Lisa

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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.