2019 Go STEM Institute - Oneonta
Exploring Earth with Drones
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Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
SUNY Oneonta campus (Oneonta, N.Y.)
— Sliding Scale Tuition --
We attempt to keep our recommended fee low and offer a sliding scale to our applicants. The 2019 recommended Institute Fee is $100 per attendee. We ask applicants to commit to paying what they can. Those who can contribute more than the recommended Institute Fee help provide those who require financial assistance with the opportunity to attend our program.
We seek to support each child who wants to participate in the Go STEM Institute. We also recognize that not all members of our community have equal access to financial resources. One way we can acknowledge these economic differences and provide access to our programs for all participants is by providing sliding scale tuition.
With our sliding scale tuition, each family is able to determine how much they are able to contribute to our program. We do not want tuition costs to deter anyone from applying to the Institute.
Google Maps can show you any place on earth, and yet there is so much left to discover! Guided by satellites in space, remote-piloted drones have extended our ability to explore our world. And we discover new things every day: the ruins of civilizations lost to history, massive cave systems, and exotic new species of plants and animals. Drones can go where we can’t, and often see what we can’t. Institute participants will learn all about this revolutionary new technology, including the principles of coding, GPS, electronics, aeronautics, flight safety, and the career opportunities in the growing field of remote piloted vehicles. We’ll learn about some of the most exciting exploration and mapping projects out there, hear first-hand from people in the field, and log lots of flight time on their own drones! Institute participants will join in this new golden age of exploration, building skills and knowledge that lead up to a final project: remotely exploring a local natural area that’s hard to reach, except for drones!
NOTE: This year's Institute will (because of its theme) spend more time outside than in previous years. Applicants should be aware that the group will undertake some light hiking and proper footwear and outdoor clothing will be required, and that safety during these activities will be stressed. Exploring Earth means using our minds AND bodies
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