2015-03-26 / Schools

Students fly high with new aerial technology

Ventura County middle and high school students will have opportunities to learn about unmanned aerial vehicle technology due to a grant received by the Ventura County Office of Education.

The California Department of Education recently awarded $100,000 to VCOE’s Career Education Center to continue its unmanned aerial vehicle program.

The grant will allow middle school science teachers and UAV experts to develop physical science courses that include UAV and aeronautics principles.

New academic courses will also be developed at the high school level, integrating UAV principles with physics and math.

This will prepare students for a capstone UAV course that will be taught through the Career Education Center in partnership with Cal State Channel Islands. In this two-year program, students will explore the design, construction, operation and applications of unmanned aerial vehicles and their roles in the commercial and public sectors.

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