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Drone clubs to host Chinese STEM students

Posted 7/16/19

The SUNY Academy of Model Aeronautics Student Club and CNY Drones will host their third Mini-Challenge for 30 middle school students from China on Saturday, July 20 in the SUNY Polytechnic Institute …

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Drone clubs to host Chinese STEM students

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The SUNY Academy of Model Aeronautics Student Club and CNY Drones will host their third Mini-Challenge for 30 middle school students from China on Saturday, July 20 in the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Wildcat Field House.

The students, age 13 to 15, are part of a traveling science, technology, engineering and math camp through Bright Vision Education Group based in Shandong, China. The goal is to help students discover the basics of flying through a series of activity stations. Students rotate through simulators, hover-craft exercises.

This is the third time SUNY Model Aeronautics Club and CNY Drones have teamed up to host the traveling program. According to club advisor and CNY Drones volunteer coordinator Bob Payne, “Our continued relationship with this camp will provide hundreds of Chinese students an opportunity to see what’s great about our campus, engineering students and local community volunteers.”

CNY Drones is a community-based organization providing drone-focused STEM programs. CNY Drones works regularly with their sister club at SUNY to provide STEM outreach, often traveling throughout New York state. In addition to introductory programs, the groups work together to provide indoor and outdoor racing events and tech meets to grab student interest.

The next on-campus collaboration is Drone Info Day on Sept. 28. For information on CNY Drones & SUNY AMA events visit www.cnydrones.org or email CNYDrones@gmail.com.

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