CITRIS Initiative for Drone Education and Research (CIDER) - Upcoming Info Sessions

The UCSC CITRIS Initiative for Drone Education and Research will be hosting two upcoming information sessions and a flight demonstration where the campus community can learn more about the UCSC CIDER and what we have to offer. Below is a description of the events and how to register.

CIDER Info Sessions:

Please join us for a presentation on the UCSC CITRIS Initiative for Drone Education and Research (CIDER) and how to apply to the 2022-23 Undergraduate Drone Pilots Training and Mentoring Program at the University of California Santa Cruz (


Info Sessions are:

UCSC CIDER Drone Demonstration and Flight Day
Ever want to fly a drone or see the kinds of data they can collect? Join us for an opportunity to see various drone platforms in person and in action. The UCSC CIDER team will have a variety of drones available to demonstrate and discuss their capabilities for collecting data in the field. We will also have a few of our smaller introductory drones available for people to fly under the supervision of our trained pilots. Please use the link to RSVP so we have a sense of how many people to expect.
  • Live drone demo and hands-on flight experience - Monday, October 24th from 4:00-6:00pm at the Great Meadow, below the UCSC Music Recital Hall. Please RSVP here:


Please share this information widely. Applications for the 2023 pilot training program are available on our website and are due on or before November 7th, 2022. For more information on the Pilot Training Program, visit: or email us at