PCS Edventures!.com Inc., a provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, has taken its first step toward the creation of the Scholastic Drone Racing League by completing the Idaho Drone Institute.
As a component of a statewide grant funded by the Idaho STEM Action Center, the Idaho Drone Institute brought together 22 Idaho schools and libraries, as well as visitors from California and Texas, for an educational drone workshop.
Recently, PCS Edventures and MultiGP Drone Racing announced a partnership to bring a Scholastic Drone Racing League to junior and senior high schools across the country. As part of the Idaho Drone Institute, Todd Wahl, president of MultiGP, traveled from Atlanta to present the basics of first-person-view drone racing and the PCS Edventures and MultiGP partnership. With an ultimate goal of bringing the drone racing league to over 20,000 schools in all 50 states, the Scholastic Drone Racing League is currently under evaluation for statewide expansion after the success of the Idaho Drone Institute, says PCS Edventures.
The Idaho Drone Institute was a two-day workshop in which instructors received hands-on training in drone technology, preparing them for the implementation of the PCS Edventures! Discover Drones package in classrooms this fall. From assembling modular drones to in-depth flight training from Thrust-UAV professional drone racing pilots, the Idaho Drone Institute prepared instructors to build, operate, maintain, modify and teach the technology through the Discover Drones package.
“As trailblazers of STEM education,” says Todd Hacket, CEO of PCS Edventures!, “PCS Edventures is devoted to enhancing learning in schools around the world by providing students with engaging and contemporary hands-on learning. With drones, we are preparing today’s thinkers for the jobs of tomorrow.”