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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summer Institute
July 22-26, 2019
8:00am – 5:00pm


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:

  1. UAS engineering concepts and application
  2. UAS and sensor equipment
  3. UAS software
  4. Operation and control of a UAS and sensor equipment

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.

Application Due Date

Applications are due by May 1st, 2019. Parents will be notified of applicant selection by June 1st, 2019.


Program Fees

There is a $25 non-refundable application fee due upon acceptance to the camp.


Additional Documents

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.



Before you apply

Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in the Fall of 2019 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:

  1. GPA (4.0 Scale),
  2. Math SAT or PSAT score, if available,
  3. A list of all high school level math, physics, and computer science courses completed. If computer science courses are not offered at your high school, you may provide computer skills in which you are proficient,
  4. An essay explaining why you are applying to the UAS Summer Institute,
  5. An essay about your educational and career goals,
  6. An essay regarding what you expect to learn from the UAS Summer Institute and how the experiences will help you meet your educational and career goals,
  7. A teacher’s name, email, and phone number, who will serve as a reference for you,
  8. Parent/Guardian contact information. This application will require two contacts.