Drone Camp: July 15-20, 2018
Rising 8th – 10th grade

Drone Camp is a week-long camp for rising 8th – 10th grade students interested in learning about the world of quadcopters, drones, and UAVs. Participants will learn about the basics of flight, the anatomy of a drone, different uses of drones in research and industry, as well as learn how to program and pilot their drone to fly through an obstacle course designed by the participants. Each camper will go home with their very own drone!

The focus of the camp is to introduce the world of drones through the lens of an engineer or scientist in a fun, engaging, and collaborative environment. Drone Camp is hosted by the Southeastern Center of Robotics Education, housed in the COSAM Outreach department, in collaboration with the Auburn Aviation Center, the Auburn Airport, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, and Alabama 4-H.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


Students will spend the majority of their time in the College of Science and Math classrooms, laboratories and outdoor training facilities.

TJ Nguyen
TJ Nguyen

TJ Nguyen earned both an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in secondary science education from Auburn University. He has more than a decade of experience in BEST Robotics serving in various roles. As a graduate student, he served as the Director of Online Support for Catapult Engineering Academy, an online distance-learning high school engineering program that teaches students Matlab, LabVIEW, and other engineering skills and programs to prepare them for future careers in STEM fields. He has also developed and taught several robotics camps and professional development workshops for classroom teachers.

Frank Ware
Frank Ware

Frank Ware is a robotics education instructor at SCORE. He is a retired middle school science teacher and army retiree. He has taught Lego Robotics, Dash and Dot, Ozobots, and VEX IQ Robotics. He has instructed several workshops for teachers on using robotics in the classroom and in after-school programs.

CAMP FEE: $850 and includes:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Enrollment is limited to 24 students, so register early!

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Last Updated: March 27, 2018