Aerial Drone Competition MS and HS - Career Readiness
There are nearly 300,000 professionals working in STEM fields across the Department of Defense and more than 80% of jobs will require STEM skills over the next decade. Explore the many STEM careers found at the Department of Defense. Investigate a specific career and discover similarities of that prospective career and what you are learning by competing in Aerial Drone Competitions.
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Top 8 Submissions: Automatic team invitation to compete at an Aerial Drone Championship and a PAID registration fee.
Winners will be selected among the following programs and grade ranges:
Aerial Drone Competition Middle School
Aerial Drone Competition High School
Teams must be part of a registered Aerial Drone Competition team for the current season.
This page is for Aerial Drone Competition Middle and High School entries only - if you are any other program or grade level, please refer to the Online Challenge Page to find the correct page for your program and grade level.
Only one entry per team is permitted. However, each team in a multi-team school or club program may submit one entry. For example, teams 123A and 123B could each submit an entry, but team 123A could not submit two entries. Entries must vary in content and presentation to be considered separate entries.
Entries submitted in previous years’ Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
Rules of the Challenge
How does a professional’s use of the design process match yours? As the world continues to become more technical, an increasing number of professions rely on some version of the engineering design process to identify and solve problems. Your submission will use a combination of text and images to identify a specific career or company and explore how its professionals apply and document the steps of a design process in the tasks of their job.
Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:
A submission must meet these minimum requirements in order to be judged.
Upload InstructionsClick the green Enter Challenge button on the right side of the screen.
Up to 15 points for a submission that identifies a career and describes why it was chosen
Up to 15 points for a description of resources used in the exploration of the career and the opportunities available for students
Up to 15 points for describing how participation in Aerial Drone Competition prepares you for the future career
Up to 15 points for clear presentation of findings and organization of content
Up to 15 points for the quality and readability of the writing, including spelling, grammar, and sentence structure
Up to 15 points for the quality and thoroughness of images used to document the project