Feb 5 — Opportunities in technology are vast and ever changing. We believe in getting youth exposed early!
Led by STEM Expert CEO DroneTech UAS Tony Reid with Beyond Expectations Executive Director Leontyne Anglin, more than 60 students at two Trenton based schools were introduced to Drone Technology today. Our first stop was with the Columbus Elementary School STEM Club. Through a completely interactive hands-on session, students were teamed in pairs (Remote Pilot in Command and Visual Observer) with a mission to operate the drones and get them safely in flight!
We then headed to the Sprout University School of the Arts working with middle schoolers engaging in more in-depth discussion on the potential career, business opportunities, and practical safety guidelines. Following their drills to getting drones in flight, they were introduced to Virtual Reality through the Oculus Rift.
Both Tony and Leontyne are FAA Certified Commercial Remote Pilots, Certified Instructors, and entrepreneurs in their respective technology disciplines.
They are also members of a consortium of industry leading UAS pilots from across the country and the Caribbean who focus on Training, Education, and Deployment of aerial systems technology.
>> NEXT ON DECK: begin providing basic Coding instruction to introduce students early to write and learn programming concepts that control drones and keep them in the air.