Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summer Program
July 20-24, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm



The goal of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Program is to offer a summer program 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 program is uniquely designed to give high school students hands-on experience with UAS equipment and software. Students who complete the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summer Program will receive college credit for the Introduction to Engineering course (ENGR 1211) if the student later enrolls at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and majors in engineering.  A grade will be assigned based on the activities accomplished in the Program. 


The UAS Summer Program will offer 16-20 high school students hands-on learning and experience with UAS and sensor technology. The program will include a week-long institute for students to use the UAS equipment and software.


The objectives of the UAS Summer Program 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 program 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 program Director and program Staff on how to build the UAS and use LabVIEW to operate the UAS and sensor equipment.

Application Due Date

Applications are due by June 15, 2020. Parents will be notified of applicant selection by  July 1st, 2020.


Program Fees

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


Before you apply

Applicants must be a rising junior or senior in the Fall of 2019 to be considered. The UAS Summer Program 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.