‘Drone Info Session for Women and Girls’ to be held Nov. 9 at SUNY Poly’s Donovan Hall

Published Nov 4, 2018 at 9:00am

MARCY — A “Drone Info Session for Women and Girls” will be held Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM), Donovan Hall, announced the CNY Drones community organization.

The event is free, with no pre-registration required.

Hosted by the SUNY Academy of Model Aeronautics Student Club (SUNY AMA), the event is part of a collaborative effort to spread positive information about drone technology to the community, said CNY Drones.

Women of all ages will have an opportunity to try flight simulators and indoor drones under the guidance of AMA members.

The program is a continuation of efforts to guide young women into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields supported through funding from the Women’s Fund of Oneida and Herkimer Counties and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

The Info Session coincides with a Student Build, Fly and Take Home Drone Workshop presented by CNY Drones and SUNY AMA.

Session attendees will be able to view the workshop in-progress and take a tour of the new $10 Million CGAM facility that includes a Maker Space, Fabrication Lab, Robotics Lab, and 3D Printing Lab.

A drone display will show recreational drones. Mentors will be available to discuss educational and employment opportunities growing
around the New York State Drone Test Corridor.

Although the focus of the event will be on women, the program is open to anyone age
11-plus with an interest in drones, said CNY Drones.