UAS4STEM is an annual educational youth drone competition organized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the largest association of model aircraft and drone hobbyists in the US.

The competition’s project-based learning approach provides participants ages 11-19 with a unique opportunity to simultaneously learn technical skills in the area of drones and develop professional skills such as teamwork, communication, public speaking, time management, and troubleshooting.

For the 2023 season, teams composed of 4 to 10 students and an adult mentor will be tasked with designing and building their own drone to support missions such as waypoint flights and simulated missing person searches.

Teams that advance forward are expected to use their drones to locate equipment such as marshmallows, medical kits, and water bottles. Once found, the drone must pick up and deliver the materials to object-specific target locations.

Drone manufacturer Skydio is sponsoring…