Press Release

Take flight at Urbana University’s Drone Camp


Sherry Mercurio
Director of Communications and Public Relations
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Urbana, OH (May 14, 2018)

Urbana University is giving high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take flight with its inaugural Drone Camp, Tuesday, June 19 through Thursday, June 21, 2018.

The camp will focus on the scientific principles of flight with cutting-edge aircraft technology. Students taking part in this hands-on camp will program and pilot drones while also learning sequencing, repetition, debugging, problem solving and more.

“This is an engaging STEM camp that will balance learning and fun as the students advance their education and prepare for careers in exciting new fields,” said Dr. Christopher Washington, Executive Vice President, Urbana University. 

To register, call 937-772-9239. Registration is $75 and the deadline is June 1. Questions can be emailed to

Drone Camp will be hosted at the Urbana University Student Center, Sara Landess Room, 579 College Way, Urbana, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. 

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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