Ball State University Partners with Hyvion

Ball State University's College of Communication Information and Media partners with Hyvion's university based drone program.

More than 25 students at Ball State University participated in a series of three courses to earn their FAA Part 107 certificate, receive hands-on flight training, and learn aerial cinematic production techniques.


The classes were developed through Hyvion’s university based partnership program, and Ball State University’s College of Communication Information and Media. Founder and CEO Zach Huffman said, “The students who successfully complete this program will stand out amongst other students. We’re thrilled to partner and work with Ball State, as well as recruit some of their top talent to join our ranks.”


"We’re thrilled to partner and work with Ball State, as well as recruit some of their top talent to join our ranks.”

Hyvion has been working closely with University leaders to develop and evolve policies that are conducive for drone training and learning throughout the campus community. Prior to arriving on campus in Muncie, Ind. for training and implementation, Hyvion assisted professors and faculty members in determining the best equipment for students to use and was eventually awarded the bid for supplying all equipment for the programs state-of-the-art drone training lab.


Ball State Telecommunications student Nick Kampsen was thrilled to enroll in the class and learn more about the industry. “I am very invested in cinematography and every aspect of film production… I have always been interested in learning more about drones and how to fly them so when I head about this opportunity, I was more than thrilled to partake.”


Tim Underhill will be the faculty member overseeing the program and working closely with Hyvion to ensure proper training for students. “Students will not only know how to safely operate drones to capture aerials, they will have hands-on experience thanks to a fleet of aircraft in the CCIM hangar.”


“Students will not only know how to safely operate drones to capture aerials, they will have hands-on experience thanks to a fleet of aircraft in the CCIM hangar.”

Headquartered in Atlanta, Hyvion offers software and drone pilot solutions that enable brands to elevate their perspective. With a growing market network of pilots across the globe, Hyvion makes unmanned aircraft flight an opportunity without the hassle. If you have questions or would like to learn more about Hyvion, contact us here.