CNY Drones relies on annual corporate sponsors & individual donations for presentation of interactive exhibits & demonstrations, tech meets & workshops, along with student mentoring, information hub updating, & the promotion & growth of our cornerstone indoor annual Team Drone Challenge that now reaches students beyond New York State.
With your help, our volunteer team invests in Central New York’s future workforce. We provide drone-focused STEM events that introduce students & adults to the latest technology. Our events further connect students to area educational & employment opportunities via information, exhibits, academic locations such as SUNY Polytechnic Institute, & great opportunities to mingle with local company representatives, other high school & college students, & our seasoned mentors. All events are planned & run by members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, 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 in order to promote a safe flying community.
CNY Drones exists under our fiscal agent, The Griffiss Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit talent and technology accelerator for the United States Department of Defense and an international network of academic, government and industry partners. CNY Drones relies on annual corporate sponsorship, individual donors, grants & volunteers to support all aspects of our programs.