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UAS4STEM Championship at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022
June 15, 2022 - The UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the second year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The Academy of Model Aeronautics event is for groups of students, ages 11-17, who build an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and compete against other teams to complete a specific mission through different obstacles.
“The competition allows kids to have the opportunity to create innovative technology while also developing valuable life lessons within the workforce,” said Kyle Jaracz, EAA 1382634, AMA's Education Director. “It is always exciting to see what the kids envision and how they work as a team to develop and compete with an unmanned aircraft system.”
Teams that are competing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 include:
- Creekview Aeronautics Team (Canton, Georgia)
- Redstone Composite Squadron (Huntsville, Alabama)
- The Flying Nuggets (Decatur, Georgia)
- Ryken Flying Knights (Leonardtown, Maryland)
- McIntosh Aeronautics (Peachtree City, Georgia)
- Sato Drone Team Quad-dragons (Long Beach, CA)
- Midtown Drone Team (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Some Assembly Required (Mount Airy, Maryland)
The competition will take place on July 28-29 near the southwest corner of Camp Scholler. The top teams from the national level will be recognized during Friday's afternoon air show. Teams in first, second, and third place will receive Skydio products and scholarship awards funded by the AMA Foundation and Skydio.
The first national competition held at EAA AirVenture 2021 concluded with Some Assembly Required of Rockville, Maryland, winning the championship. Second place was McIntosh Aeronautics of Peachtree City, Georgia, and third place was Creekview High School Aeronautics of Canton, Georgia.
UAS4STEM is a competition that allows kids to see different career opportunities to pursue in the UAS and other aviation industries. UAS4STEM is a program of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). For additional information visit uas4stem.org.