Educator Workshop

DRONETECH : Drones and Geospatial


This workshop will focus on developing and integrating practical applications of Drone and Geospatial Technology use into curriculum. Ongoing applied research projects will provide data and examples of how drones and geospatial technology can be used to enhance STEM education into subject areas. Various software will be utilized in the processing of digital imagery. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop has been reformatted to a virtual workshop. The workshop has been condensed from its original three-day format to two-days, being hosted on June 17-18, 2020. The tentative agenda for this workshop is outlined below.

Day One Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Introductions / Intro to Workshop / Rationale & Goals
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Sensors - Types & EM Spectrum
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Image Acquisition; 107 Licensing for Schools
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.      Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        Types of UAS Analysis
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.        Discussion / Group Session

Day Two Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.     UAS Imagery and GIS
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Individual Lesson Plan Designs
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.       Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.        Lesson Plan Examples - Discussion & Ideas
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.        Closing Comments & Observations


Secondary and post-secondary instructors teaching in STEM related disciplines looking at UAS and GIT program and courseware development.


June 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. June 18, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Online Virtual Event


This is a FREE workshop, however registration is required.

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE 1501629 and 1700615). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.