In an education partnership event with Aerospace Learning Xperience (ALEX), Drone America and ALEX hosted an aerospace day for a 6th grade class from St. Albert the Great Elementary School at the ALEX Facility in Stead, Nevada. The event featured flight simulations, hands-on drone flying with Drone America staff in their Aviary drone cage, and one-on-one with Drone America aerospace engineers and ALEX pilots.
Students were also shown and educated on vintage aircraft by ALEX and the future of drone technologies by Drone America.
“It was fantastic having the opportunity to teach the kids about engineering and drones,” said Alyssa Frampton, Mechanical Drafting Engineer for Drone America. “They were all very enthusiastic and seemed to enjoy learning about real-life applications of math, science, and robotics.”
“Getting the kids hands on time with UAS operations and technology is extremely rewarding, especially when you see the kids get excited when they realize they can build their own future in the world of aerospace as pilots, engineers and innovators, said Zack Clark, Integration Specialist for Drone America. “They have fantastic ideas about the future of flight. I am proud to be part of our community education team.”
About ALEX: ALEX is a hands-on learning experience dedicated to inspiring our youth to explore STEM based careers in aerospace so they may become the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals, pilots, mechanics, engineers, technicians, and artists.
ALEX was created by the Reno Aviation Museum (RAM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Reno, NV, and has been in operation since 2011. ALEX has been very active in acquiring aircraft and equipment for educational use, restoration and preservation.
About Drone America: Drone America strives to be one of the World’s Top Providers of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, and high tech equipment and services. Our mission is to use UAS technologies as means to survey, protect, and preserve human life and strategic resources around the Globe.