ROME, N.Y. – Griffiss Institute held a drone camp in Rome Friday as part of its STEM outreach program to teach students about operating unmanned aircraft systems.
Students learned about drone safety and the scientific principle of flight. The program is designed to provide drone training and make students aware of local job opportunities in UAS and aviation.
“There's a number of employment opportunities for them to become pilots, sensor operators, data analysis technicians, they can be repair technicians, they can go on to a further degree a 4 year degree in RPS Technology,” said William Judycki, professor at MVCC.
The students put their new skills to use flying quadcopters they assembled themselves through an obstacle course at the capstone event on Hangar Road.