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STEM Camp: UAS / Drone 1.0

Jul 17, 2017 to Jul 21, 2017 Location: Please See Below for Details

Small UAS / Drone Camp 1.0*

This camp will focus on UAS concepts that combine classroom training with hands-on experience. The classroom instruction will focus on the safety of use (FAA’s Know Before You Fly Initiative) and scientific principles of flight. Students will assemble a quadcopter and learn the science of aerodynamics and radio-controlled vehicles. The hands-on approach contributes to students’ understanding of concepts, promotes discovery, and develops problem-solving skills. The activities in this program are designed to give students a competitive advantage to entering aviation fields by giving them a solid foundation of science, mathematics, and communication skills, and introducing them to cutting-edge aircraft technologies. The camp will close on Friday with a Capstone event where the students will fly their drone through an obstacle course. The camp has been designed to excite students’ interest in STEM, focusing on aviation and the high-growth field of unmanned aerial systems, and will introduce students to the local employment opportunities in UAS and aviation fields.

Topics covered include:

  • Safety of use
  • UAS concepts
  • Promotion of discovery
  • Scientific principles of flight
  • Development of problem-solving skills
  • Classroom training with hands-on experience
  • Introduction to cutting-edge aircraft technologies
  • Science of aerodynamics & radio-controlled vehicles
  • Solid foundation of science, mathematics, & communication skills
  • Introduction to local employment opportunities in UAS & aviation fields

Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm & Friday, 9 am - 2 pm
Cost: $100; Scholarships available
Target Group: Ages 13-18
Max Class Size: 20 students

*Class Location(s):
Class location will depend on the day, however, parents will pick up their child at the location they dropped them off on that given day. The following are the Drop off and Pick up locations:

  • Day 1 – NY UAS Test Site Operations Center (Rome)
  • Day 2 - 4 – MVCC sUAS Lab (Utica Campus, Academic Building, Room AB220)
  • Day 5 – NY UAS Test Site Nose Dock (Past Bernie Bus, Rome)

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