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Tiffin University forms two drone racing teams




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Tiffin, Ohio — The Tiffin University Drone Academy has formed two unmanned aerial system (UAS) racing teams – the Club Drone Racing Team and the Drone Racing STEM Club.

The Club Drone Racing Team is open to all TU students; and the Drone Racing STEM Club is open to local youths between the ages of 12 and 18.

There will be an open house and informational meeting on November 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Hertzer Technology Center, room 113 for families interested in the Drone Racing STEM Club.

Russell Jones, drone racer with the Cleveland Quad Squad professional team, will be the head coach for both programs. The Drone Racing STEM club will meet with Russell once per month for six months to hone their skills.

“I’m thrilled the Drone Academy now offers these activities to our own students and local teens,” said Owen Fritz, Drone Academy Director. “What makes me even happier is that we are able to do so under the guidance of a seasoned industry professional with years of experience.”

“I am very excited for this opportunity,” said Jones. “It will be an honor and a joy to teach new generations about the ever-growing world of competitive racing, and I can’t wait to get started with both programs.”

Contact [email protected] with any questions. For more information on the Tiffin University Drone Academy, visit

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