The University of Louisiana Monroe is set to host its first ever Sky Breakers Drone Racing Competition on Friday, March 24. The competition begins at 9:00 a.m. at Bayou Park, located along Bayou Desiard on Northeast Drive, directly across from the ULM Library. The competition is open to anyone age 10 or up and there is no fee to enter or compete. Each team must have a minimum of two members, with a maximum of six members. Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge.
The competition will consist of drone racing, obstacle courses, and a scavenger hunt. Dr. Darrion Flunder-Jenkins is the Director of Precision Ag and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Management at ULM and is the organizer of the event. He says the event is also an opportunity for those interested in drones to learn more about the applications of drone technology in Louisiana.
All teams must supply their own drone and it must be registered with the FAA. For more information about the competition, including complete rules and registration information, click here. Registration for the competition is open until March 20.
ULM will also host the Sky Breakers Drone Workshop on Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Hemphill Hall. The workshop is open to middle and high school students wishing to learn more about drone technology. For more information about the workshop, click here.