Welcome GEAR UP Members

We partner with many GEAR UP and TRIO programs nationwide to provide pathways for students to get certified as a Commercial Drone Pilot.

The drone industry is expected to increase to over $63 billion by 2025. As agriculture, construction, media and more continue to adopt drones, UAVs provide a growing career opportunities. Incorporating drones into the classroom not only encourages students to pursue a career in that field, but it also provides a great way to engage students in all subjects of STEM.

Learn how to incorporate drones into CTE learning environments during our presentation, and don’t forget to fill out the form below to claim your free Droneology codes and enter for a chance to win a mini-drone!

Don't miss this summer's drone presentation!

Drones: Making the Leap from STEM to CTE

Date: Monday, July 19th, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Presented by:

Doree Thilmony – Jr./Sr. High School Science Teacher at Thompson Falls School District, MT

Suzy Haislip – PCS Edventures STEMbassador

Learn how to embrace drones as a new platform for STEM education. Join the discussion for insights into current drone regulations, ethics and the real-world applications of UAVs.

Our panelists will share practical advice for incorporating drones into your program, discuss real GEAR UP students’ experiences and more! Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of how to run a successful drone program.

Introduce Students to the World of UAVs with Droneology

Droneology is an engaging and fun e-course that prepares learners for safe and responsible fun with their UAVs. This course is designed for middle to high school students.

The course is divided into seven parts, each including an engaging video or animation, any additional learning materials that you need and a quiz to test their understanding.

Now is the perfect time to get started with drones!
GEAR UP attendees can fill out the form below to claim free Droneology codes, plus enter for a chance to win a mini-drone kit!

Claim Codes and Enter Giveaway

Enter for a chance to WIN Discover Mini Drones!

To enter: Submit the form before Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 @ 11:59pm MDT.


  • Entry period: July 12th, 12:00 AM - 28th, 11:59 PM MDT, 2021.
  • The winner will be contacted via email on or after July 29th.
  • The winner has 5 business days to claim the prize.
  • To accept the prize, the winner must submit a photo and a brief statement on how they plan to use the prize.
  • Open to new customers only.

By entering the Giveaway, you agree to the rules above. Failure to adhere to the rules will result in prize forfeiture.

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Drone Industries are On the Rise

There is a huge demand for drone pilots in today's evolving marketplace, offering a new STEM career path for your students. With opportunities in real estate, emergency services, agriculture, construction, photography and more, many universities are adopting degrees in UAV studies.

At age 16, students can get their Commercial Drone Pilot's License and start working right away as a drone pilot. With salaries that range from 73k to 100k+ per year, drone careers are the perfect opportunity many students are searching for.

PCS Edventures Drones Collection

Click on the badges below to learn more about each program.

Ready, Set, Drone! Drone Designers: Exploring STEAM Careers Discover Coding with Drones Discover Mini Drones Discover Drones

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Drone market outlook: industry growth trends, market stats and forecast. (2020, March 3). Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.com/drone-industry-analysis-market-trends-growth-forecasts

How Much Do Drone Pilots Make? Hourly and Salary Data and Estimates. (2020, March 23). Retrieved from https://pilotinstitute.com/drone-pilots-salaries/