The Competition

Welcome to the official website for the National FAU UAV Championship!

The National Florida Atlantic University (FAU) UnmannedIMG_9521 Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Championship is an annual middle and high school tournament of aeronautics and programming. The Championship was created to encourage students to pursue their interests in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math), as well as to give them opportunities to excel in a field they are passionate in. We aim to challenge bright, young middle and high school students to come up with creative solutions to difficult engineering and technical problems.

IMG_9517By using quadcopters, students have access to an exciting new platform to gain and enhance the skills that will be vital to their future. As a matter of fact, many of our events are built around a set of core skills which are often used in engineering and computer science. This includes robotics control systems, data processing and analysis, and iterative experimental design. The skills that students from these will learn will be very beneficial to them later in their engineering careers. The competition also aims to teach important life skills, by promoting students to collaborate with one another in order to achieve a shared goal.

This is our second year of holding this competition. Last year, students from schools all across the state of Florida have demonstrated their ability to innovate, work together, and explore. This year, we are going to host hundreds of students from all over the nation, and cannot wait to see what they are able to achieve! Please feel free to browse our website to learn more about us, the competition, our sponsors, and to stay up to date with the latest announcements. Thank you for your interest in FAU UAV. Let’s have another great year!     –The FAU UAV Team