the mission of modern blanket toss is to help underserved students develop interest in stem fields through the use of technology that can directly improve the well-being of alaskans.

In cooperation with the Alaska Upward Bound program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, EPSCoR is administering  The Modern Blanket Toss, a program where cohorts of high school students from five Alaska high schools engage in place-based learning activities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies, exposing them to the potential for STEM careers while producing concrete benefits for their communities.