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Nebraska College Brings K-12 Students STEM and Drone Experience

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Young students are learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a hands-on drone project hosted by Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College (MCC). The CEENbot Drone course, which began earlier this month, allows students to use 3D-printed parts to construct [Read More]

Tynker and Parrot Create Online Drone Curriculum for Kids

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Creative-computing company Tynker is rolling out a new U.K. school curriculum that includes a course on drone programming, which will be executed in partnership with Parrot. Besides the new drone course, the new curriculum – to be offered for the [Read More]

South Carolina Goes Big for Drone Discovery Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2016

With more than 16 registered events, 1,085 participants and 92 volunteers, Drone Discovery will have a strong presence in South Carolina this month, according to an announcement from Clemson, S.C.-based Clemson University. Youth will conduct the Drone Discovery challenge throughout [Read More]

You Can Now Make and Fly a Drone Out of Legos – Over and Over Again

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The Flybrix DIY kit allows users to build Lego drones, fly them, crash them and then start all over again – all while using STEM concepts.

500 Middle-Schoolers Gear up for University’s UAS Roadshow

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

On Sept. 26, 500 middle school students will be arriving at New Mexico State University (NMSU) for an “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadshow,” which, according to the university, will teach them science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. NMSU says the [Read More]

Embry-Riddle’s STEM Education Center to Support UAS, Robotics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently kicked off construction of its new STEM Education Center, located at the college’s Prescott, Ariz., campus. According to Embry-Riddle, the $22 million, 52,500-square-foot facility is expected to be ready at the beginning of next year’s fall [Read More]

Thanks to Federal Grant, University Launches Summer Drone Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Tuskegee, Ala.-based Tuskegee University to bring drone technology to high school students and their teachers during an annual summer program. Spearheaded by the university’s computer science department, the project will engage [Read More]

FAA Scraps Exemption Requirement for Student Drone Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

The agency has decided that a student’s UAS operation falls under the definition of “model aircraft,” as long as he or she is not compensated.

‘Drones in Education’ Book Details Benefits of UAS in Teaching Curriculum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 22, 2016

Two New Jersey City University (NJCU) professors and an NJCU doctoral student have collaborated on “Drones in Education: Let Your Students’ Imaginations Soar,” a book for educators that details the benefits of introducing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology into a [Read More]

K-12 STEM Event in Virginia to Feature Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 04, 2016

WashingtonExec is holding a K-12 science, technology, engineering (STEM) symposium – which will include a focus on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – in Herndon, Va., on March 12. Sponsors of the event include The Aerospace Corp., Vencore and Siemens Government [Read More]