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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2019 Forest Fury  Team Drone Challenge registration continues!  Our drone-focused STEM competition is well on the way to having a historic 2 field competition FULL with teams from New York State & beyond!  Are you in?

Registration Page  Now 2/3rds full!

School PO’s & PayPal accepted!

Challenge Specs  now include our preliminary field layout

2019 Online Release Form easy access for your team members!

Special thanks to SUNY AMA UMASC #15104 for hosting Drone Info Day & our Forest Fury Season Kick-Off in the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Student Center and to all the participating exhibitors!  We enjoyed sharing with you!

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Can we pick your brain?

Starting in January, we’ll begin planning the 2020 Team Drone Challenge.  Currently referred to as 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 with drones in agriculture & help give relevant experience to student teams through our annual competition!   We appreciate community support for continuation of this low-cost, accessible program for middle & high school students!   And — we’re thinking ahead to 2021 with an urban theme!  Get in on the action, get in on the STEM!

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Last site update: Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Administrator – Lisa

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