The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a model aviation association representing more than 195,000 members from every walk of life, income level, and age group. There are more than 2,500 AMA model airplane clubs across the country, and AMA offers its clubs official contest sanction, insurance, and assistance in getting and keeping flying sites. The organization is also the voice of its membership, providing connections with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and other government agencies through the national headquarters in Muncie, Indiana. As the organization matures, it was looking for ways to support its infrastructure and programming with an endowment. In this project, students explored how media assets, especially video, could help AMA encourage members to provide financial assistance toward the organization’s future programming, growth, and legacy.
Faculty Mentors: Tim Pollard; Suzanne Plesha
Departments: Telecommunications; Office of Immersive Learning
Community Partner: Academy of Model Aeronautics
Students: Austin Cain, Kendall Gavin, Dennis Healy, Seth Heitmann, Jacob Kemiel, Drew Klawiter, Julian Magana, Kaleb Marr, Mathias Miles, Justin Morris, Fei Pan, Rachel Replogle, Harper Robinson, Max Van Dongen, Andrew Westmoreland, and Braden Whited