March 10, 2023 – Shelton State Community College’s Office of K-12 Instructional Outreach is partnering with The University of Alabama and Auburn University to host the first Southeast District Drone Soccer Tournament. An affiliate of the U.S. Drone Soccer Association, the tournament will be held at the College’s Martin Campus in the Umphrey Center on Saturday, March 18, 2023, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Drone soccer is a thrilling indoor team sport played with radio-controlled quadcopters in protective exoskeletons designed for collisions. Five player teams face off in a netted arena where they ram and block the opposing team to prevent them from scoring. But before pilots can compete they must first learn to build, program, fly, and repair high-performance drones, learning engineering skills towards exciting careers in aviation.
Students from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina will compete at the Southeast District Drone Soccer Tournament for continued competition in the upcoming National and International Competitions.
To learn more about this and other innovative opportunities for K-12 students, visit sheltonstate.edu/thedome.
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