The University of Guam Drone Corps is ready to help students interested in drone operation certification and careers, and has opened its first drone certification and training program. 

“Drones right now are an emerging and exciting technology. Academia is harnessing their use to answer some research questions about the earth and especially about our island,” said Romina King, associate director for NASA Guam EPSCoR.

Students will also have the opportunity to receive up to a $2,000 stipend.

The program’s stipend is broken into three with one being $500 for a completion of knowing the course; another $500 for successfully completing the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 exam; and $1,000 for completing 40 flight hours.


Those interested must be 18 years or older, a UOG or Guam Community College student and a U.S. citizen. Applications can be…