Through a Chicago high school’s drone-flying program, teens expand their horizons #drone #droneday
Drones are being added to the curriculum around the country. This new pilot school is letting students at Corliss Early College STEM High School in Chicago’s south side learn to fly drones. In the expanding world of drone flight these skills may lead to new heights.
The entire program started with one student’s curiosity, said Phylydia Hudson, Corliss’ STEM program manager.
Hudson said that many opportunities available to youth on the North Side are outside the reach of students on the Far South Side. Now, after the success of the program, she hopes the school can become a hub for drone piloting and aviation.
“We see this as an emerging technology, and we are actually training them for things for jobs that don’t even exist yet,” she said. “And it all happened because of a student saying, ‘Hey, can we have this?’”
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