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AUVSI 17th Annual Student UAS Competition

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm

Our Seafarer Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is proud to host the annual Student Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) Competition from June 12 to 15, 2019. This event is held at the United States Navy’s Webster Field, site of the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Test & Evaluation Directorate, supporting a UAS center of excellence for development and test nestled in the heart of scenic Chesapeake Bay area in historic St. Mary’s County, Maryland.

Competition Aim: Stimulate and foster interest in unmanned systems, technologies and careers.

Competition Focus: Challenge undergraduate students with an event requiring the design, fabrication and demonstration of an autonomous UAS capable of completing a wide range of specific tasks. Student teams are judged on their design and flight performance. In 2018, $ 70,700 in prize money was awarded to 47 teams; 22 U.S. colleges, 22 international colleges (8 countries), and 3 high schools. Student recruitment opportunities of future engineers, scientists and leaders are planned for sponsors prior to competition start, and a post event awards banquet is always a highlight to interact with students and peers.

Universities & Student Groups: Indicate your interest in the 2019 competition now by contacting the AUVSI Seafarer Chapter and SUAS Competition organizers.

Industry and Government Organizations: Be a part of an exciting, high-tech, high-talent and high-fun event. For further sponsorship and partnership opportunities information, contact AUVSI Seafarer Chapter organizers.

Sponsorship opportunities available


June 12 @ 8:00 am
June 15 @ 5:00 pm


Webster Field
St. Inigoes, 20684 United States + Google Map