The goal of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute is to offer a summer institute that connects South Texas students to UAS technology, capitalizing on the buzz surrounding this cutting edge industry and placing South Texas students at the forefront of this field. The summer institute is uniquely designed to give high school students hands-on experience with UAS equipment and software.
The UAS Summer Institute will offer 16-20 high school students hands-on learning and experience with UAS and sensor technology. The Institute program will include a week-long institute for students to use the UAS equipment and software.
The objectives of the UAS Summer Institute are to offer high school students an introduction to:
The institute curriculum is based on participants building a UAS, and then using National Instruments’ LabVIEW software to interact with the UAS. The students will be guided by the institute Director and institute Staff on how to build the UAS and use LabVIEW to operate the UAS and sensor equipment.
Applications are due by June 30, 2018. Parents will be notified of applicant selection by July 15, 2018.
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee due upon acceptance to the camp.
Upon acceptance to the camp, the applicant and his/her parent/guardian will be required to complete and submit additional documents required by Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and the Texas A&M University System including, but not limited to, a Photo/Media release, Waiver, Indemnification, Assumption of Risk and Medical Treatment Authorization, Medical Emergency and Consent for Treatment.
Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in the Fall of 2018 to be considered. The UAS Summer Institute application form has multiple sections that must be completed in full before it is submitted.
Applicants should allow sufficient time to thoughtfully complete the application as responses cannot be saved and completed at a later time. To assist applicants in preparing to complete the application, please have the following information ready: