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  Robotic Aircraft
 

Robotic Aircraft Design Challenge

Saturday, April 26, 2014
  10:00 am - 12:30 pm (first session - FULL)
  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (second session)
  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (third session)

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (see below)

Students Grades 4-8 in organized school groups are invited to visit the Museum on Saturday, April 26, 2014, to participate in a unique Robotic Aircraft Design Challenge event. Developed in collaboration with educators from Stanford Universityís Design Thinking team, this special two-and-a-half-hour program engages students with a series of Museum-based, robotics-themed inspiration experiences, then launches them into the invention design process to design, test and present an innovative prototype for a new robotic aircraft technology.

The week after the Robotic Aircraft Design Challenge, the Hiller Aviation Museum will host the Biggest Little Air Show on Saturday May 3rd, featuring the demonstration of a wide range of high performance radio controlled aircraft, model rockets and a full-size aerobatic routine flown by local aerobatic pilot Carl Liepold and his Yak-55 airplane. Model aircraft of all shapes and sizes will be on display in addition to those that will be flown during the event.

Fees

There are no fees or cost for children and adults participating in the Robotic Aircraft Design Challenge on April 26, but space is strictly limited and advance reservations are required (see below).

Museum admission fees *are* required to attend the Biggest Little Air Show on May 3 but attendance at the Biggest Little Air Show is not required to participate in the Robotic Aircraft Design Challenge.

 
Prizes
Raffle prizes totaling up to $300 will be given away during the Robotic Aircraft Design Challenge on April 26th, including Gift Certificates to the Museumís store and real remote control helicopters. Each student who finishes the workshop will be entered into the raffle.
 
Registration

Registration is open to organized school groups and individual students.† Teachers bringing groups of 12 or more may submit a regular field trip reservation indicating April 26th as the field trip date using the Museumís Online Field Trip Request System.† Parents of individual students or small groups may reserve a space using the online request form for individual students.

Field trip grants to help offset other costs, such as transportation, of up to $400 per school are available to low income schools meeting the award criteria. Download the Grant Funding Application to apply today.

Registration opens to individual students on a space-available basis on Monday, April 7th.

Make your plans today for an amazing design challenge in robotic aviation!



 
 


 

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