NBA Hall of Famer Chris Bosh’s STEM Passions Take Flight in the Drone Racing League #drone #droneday
Bucking the stereotype of dumb jock, Chris Bosh has always had a passion for STEM. Now he is working on getting more kids involved with STEM and Drones. From SI Kids:
Before his high-flying dunks and iconic dinosaur screams, Chris Bosh was learning the art of coding, computers, and technology. Thanks to his parents, who worked in industries that involved STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), Bosh discovered this passion at a young age.
Bosh teamed up with two-time DRL champion, Jordan “JET” Temkin to create educational lessons that aim to educate youth on STEM principles and how they relate to drone racing. From crashing, to speed, to how the goggles work, the DRL Academy covers all things drones.
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