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!  More about us 

Website Improvements Underway!   Please be patient as we make improvements to our site over the summer!  Thanks!

Check out our latest newsletter!     

Thank you to our newest sponsor & STEM Champion!


  • A great company supporting our flight simulator demos with new laptops!

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

Check out our accomplishments!     

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


Thank you to our new friends from China for choosing us to add a STEM flying session to their traveling summer camp!  AND – thank you to SUNY Polytechnic Institute & our partners, the SUNY AMA Club, for making their experience in Utica a great one!

3rd Annual Drone Info Day – September 30th!

Thanks to event hosts & partners, SUNY AMA University Model Aviation Student Club, Drone Info Day will be a FREE event in the Student Center to educate the public about drone technology, both commercial & recreational!  CNY Drones will be sharing the recreational side as we invite students, young & old, to learn more about the 2019  Forest Fury, our indoor STEM-Focused Team Drone Challenge!




SUNY AMA invites area drone tech companies & educators to showcase their organizations at the event for a small club donation.  Support a great student club that gives back to our community! 


Experience FPV in Barneveld!

October 6, 2018, Unity Hall, 7-9pm   Register Today!


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!


Questions?  Contact Us!

Last site update: Aug 8, 2018 @ 8:57 am

Lisa Marie Payne, Administrator

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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.