JOINT BASE ANDREWS

Yvette Rose, President

Aero Club Foundation of Washington
Co-Chair, Drone Competition

Tim Adams, President

Co-Chair, Drone Competition

"Empowering Students Through Technology"


Aerospace Aviation Summit
Drone Competition

March 5, 2019

Joint Base Andrews

Camp Springs, Maryland
10:00:am - 2:00pm

General Information: The Aerospace/Aviation Summit brings government, the aerospace industry, and our youth together to expose them to aerospace  careers.  For the second year, Joint Base Andrews will be the host site for the one-day summit and Drone Competition. The Aero Club Foundation was our major sponsor in providing transportation and lunch for 200 attendees from Washington DC and Prince George's County Public Schools.  We also had Customer Engineering Services (CES), Northrup Grumman, SA-TECH, and VENCORE as sponsors.​

Program:  Eight teams of 5 (high school students) will research one of the specific bio-medical specialty fields listed below.  From there, they will then write a research paper with a maximum of three pages, in addition to preparing a brochure, a web page, and a poster board pages display.  At the competition, after the judge scores each group, the team's knowledge will be tested while playing a Jeopardy game based on a set of questions previously provided to each team.  Scoring of the Jeopardy game will be incorporated in the overall competition scoring to determine the winners.

Training Workshops: All workshops are held on the 2nd Saturdays of each month beginning in October through January ( 9am - 11am) at Prince George's Community College, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their auto needs.

Aerospace/Aviation Summit: The summit will provide the students the opportunity to visit seven aerospace exhibits/workshops giving them an overview of aerospace careers:  Below is a list of the workshops:

  • Aerospace/Aviation Careers
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft Operatons and Maintenance
  • Becoming an Aviator
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Drone Safety

Drone Competition:  Teams will produce a research paper on the different types of drones, how they are used in the commercial and military world, and information on parts that are used to build them.  The team will also provide a presentation on their findings in front of ten of our aerospace industry partners.  Additionally, we will set up a caged, obstacle course for a drone race among the teams.  There will be recruitment of 10 teams with 5 students on a team.  Hosted workshops will be accessible from November 2018 to February 2019 to prepare the students for the competition.  The top three teams will win a monetary gift card for each team member.

Training Workshops:  All workshops are held on the 2nd Saturdays of each month beginning in October through January (9am - 11am) at
Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland 20774.

Schools:  The competition will be among the Metropolitan area high school students.

Awards Program:  Students are required to submit their abstract by January 12, 2018.  A panel of medical judges professionals will review the students' abstract paper and will form the questions for the jeopardy game.  The teams will receive a total 50 questions from the abstracts of each team to study and prepare for the jeopardy game.  The competition will consist of a panel of healthcare professionals that will judge the students' paper and project at a dinner with community residents, parents, and elected officials on February 21 2019, at the Crown Plaza in Green Maryland. The winner of this competition will be announced at this event. 


-  1st Place:   Each member of the team will receive a $75.00 Gift Card
-  2nd Place: Each member of team will receive a $50.00 Gift Card
-  3rd Place:  Each member of the team will receive a $25.00 Gift Card

Schools:  Attendees will be among the Washington, DC, Maryland schools system and home schooled middle and high school students.

Business and government support: 

Invitations will be submitted to our industry partners and last year supporters:

  • ​Aero Club                                              
  • Aerospace Rocketryne
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Customer Engineering Services (CES)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Joint Base Andrews
  • National Black Coalition of FAA Employees
  • Northrop Grumman
  • U.S. Coast Guard

Fee:  You must be an active member of the Patriots/NSBE Jr. Chapter

Information and registration: Call Patriots at 301/925-9350