MnSGC Intercollegiate Quadcopter Challenge

The MnSGC is running an Intercollegiate Quadcopter Challenge for student teams from colleges and universities around the state. In this ~six-month-long activity the teams, plus their faculty advisor, will build a quadcopter from a kit, outfit it with cameras and microcontroller-logged sensors, then use it to “explore” an indoor area. An in-person fly-off will be held in March 2020 in the Twin Cities – details TBA.

Sign-ups are now closed for the 2019-2020 challenge (though we may sign up a new set of teams in the fall of 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year). Faculty advisor training will take place on Oct. 12 (evening) and Oct. 13 (all day) at the U of MN – Twin Cities. Quadcopter kits will be provided, but teams will need to provide their own tools, build space, and travel support.

For more information about this program, contact Prof. Thelma Berquo at

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