COI Event

Drone Build - Educators Workshop

DATE: Monday, August 3, 2020 - 9:00AM to Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00PM
TIME: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
LOCATION: Aerospace Campus
Cost: $0

Event Description

Northland Aerospace has led Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Geospatial Information Technology (UAS and GIT) education developments since 2010 with the launch of the nation’s first UAS Maintenance Training Program. Northland Aerospace, currently has the only 2-year Geospatial Intelligence Analysis degree program and launched a small UAS Field Service Technician degree program in 2017. Northland has also been awarded multiple National Science Foundation Advanced Technological program projects in partnership with St Cloud State University. St Cloud State University has long been a leader in Geographic Information Systems Technology with advanced degree programs and 2+2 models throughout the state. With the most recent NSF award Northland and SCSU are proud to announce increased support for the DRONETECH Educator Workshops funded by the NSF ATE program. Who: Secondary and Post-Secondary Instructors Teaching in STEM Related Disciplines Looking at UAS and GIT Program and Courseware Development. Topic: Participants will build drones from kits and learn what makes them tick. This workshop provides a high-level overview of many aspects of drone technology. Main topics and activities to be covered include; Basic Parts, Components and Functions to get you ready to build your own drones in the classroom. Mission Planning, Flying, and Practical Geospatial Applications will also be covered. This program is open to all Secondary and Post Secondary educators. For more information or to register, visit

Contact Information

  • Thomas Biller
  • Avionics Unmanned Systems Specialist
  • (218) 683-8811

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