Skydio, a leading US drone and software manufacturer, has joined the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Education program, UAS4STEM, to help empower young drone pilots and promote the use of drones in STEM education.

The UAS4STEM program is a national competition that challenges student teams to design, build, and program a UAS to complete a mission-based challenge.

Skydio joins UAS4STEM

In addition to learning safety, weather, airspace, and operations of UAS, the 2023 competition will require advanced teams to use their UAS to locate and pick up equipment such as marshmallows, medical kits, and water bottles and deliver them to specific target locations.

Students will be tested on their flight ground school knowledge and judged on their presentation of their UAS’s capabilities, testing, project development, and research. The top three teams will be awarded the Skydio 2+ Pro Kit.

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