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UAS4STEM Championship at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023

The UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the third year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023. The Academy of Model Aeronautics event is for groups of students, from age 11 to graduating high school seniors, who build an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and compete against other teams to complete a specific mission through different obstacles. This year’s competition features two divisions, Beginner and Advanced.

“As the competition has evolved, we want to continue to challenge the competitors who return year after year,” said Kyle Jaracz, AMA’s education director. “The Advanced Division will have teams build on skills from last year’s competition.”

Teams competing in the Beginner class will focus on the fundamentals of drone programming and flying, while Advanced teams will be tasked with developing a mechanism to pick up and transport items to different locations.

Teams that are competing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 include:

Beginner Division

  • The Corntographers (Yorktown Heights, NY)
  • The Flying Nuggets (Decatur, GA)
  • Greeneville Composite Squadron (Greeneville, TN)
  • Hardin Valley Academy AeroHAWKS (Knoxville, TN)
  • Redstone Composite Squadron (Huntsville, AL)
  • St. Mary’s CAP (Hollywood, MD)

Advanced Division

  • Arbitrary Innovations (Vernon Hills, IL)
  • Bumblebees (Hawthorn Woods, IL)
  • Midtown Mavericks Drone Team (Atlanta, GA)
  • McIntosh Aeronautics (Peachtree City, GA)
  • Redstone Composite Squadron (Huntsville, AL)
  • Some Assembly Required (Rockville, AL)

The competition will take place on July 24-26 near the southwest corner of Camp Scholler. The winning teams will be recognized prior to Wednesday’s night air show. Teams in first, second, and third place of both divisions will receive Skydio products and scholarship awards funded by the AMA Foundation and Skydio.

UAS4STEM is a competition that allows kids to discover different career opportunities in the UAS and aviation industries. UAS4STEM is a program of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. For additional information visit uas4stem.org.

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