"Thank you so much for coming to our classrooms and sharing with our kids! They were completely enthralled by the drones, and your presentation. More importantly, they had an opportunity to see what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in the new technology economy. Your passion and excitement translated to the kids, and I really hope that you will be seeing some of their faces at drone camp this summer. I would highly recommend this to my colleagues."
Rodrigo PINCHEIRA - 4th Grade Teacher - Southwest Baltimore Charter School
STAY TUNED FOR OUR UPCOMING 2018 summer DRONE CAMPS
This innovative summer camp involves a morning of learning to use math, science, and engineering skills to model, build and fly their own drone. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from FAA licensed pilots from Global Air Media. This hands-on experience will engage students on multiple levels, providing them with a foundation and proven path to drum up excitement about STEM-related education and careers, as well as the many career opportunities emerging in drone industry. At the end of camp, each child will be able to take home their drone to practice and showcase their skills!
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT DRONE CAMP?
- REAL-WORLD STEM APPLICATIONS
- FLIGHT TUTORIALS AND BASIC INTRODUCTION INTO CODING/PROGRAMMING
- INTRODUCTION TO DRONE SAFETY AND CURRENT REGULATIONS
- THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE DRONE INDUSTRY
- THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF DRONES, USED TO CREATE AN ENTREPRENEUR'S MINDSET
- DRONE FLIGHT CONTROL, ACCURACY, AND RACING CHALLENGES
- HANDS-ON BUILDING LESSONS, SO YOU CAN DESIGN AND FLY YOUR OWN DRONE!
ROBOTICS - MATH - ELECTRONICS - ENGINEERING - PROGRAMMING - HANDS-ON LEARNING
SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS WE'VE PARTNERED WITH:
- GILMAN SCHOOL'S BRIDGES PROGRAM
- open works
- McDonogh School
- GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL
- AFTER SCHOOL ALL STARS - WASHINGTON D.C.
- PATUXENT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
- YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE STEMMA
- SOUTHWEST BALTIMORE CHARTER SCHOOL
- HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BLACK STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM
- Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering - SABES Program
Highlandtown Elementary School [#237]
- Penn-North Kid's Safe Zone - Baltimore
According to research conducted by the Association for Unmanned Aerial Systems International (AVUSI), the use of commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drones, will create close to 4,000 jobs in Maryland by 2018, along with 70,000 overall jobs in the United States with an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion nationally. This benefit will grow through 2025 when they foresee more than 100,000 jobs created and an economic impact of $82 billion. There is no doubt that the career opportunities for commercial drone operators will increase in the coming years. In industries from civil engineering to agriculture to construction, drones have already begun to provide valuable data that will only continue to improve. Drones have been used for various applications like 3D Mapping, Oil & Gas inspections, and search and rescue. It is the vision of Global Air Media to use this Drone Camp to further our commitment to help youth improve access to STEM related education.
Introducing the exciting and emerging drone industry, students spend their week learning drone components, their real world applications, basic flying skills, safety, and learn about potential future careers in the industry. At the end of each camp, each child will be able to take home their drone to practice and showcase their skills.. Through hands-on learning, we will engage students on multiple levels; exposing them to areas of study that they may not have access to or otherwise pursue. This initiative will provide them with a foundation and proven path to post-secondary training and career success in the drone industry and other STEM related fields.
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
The idea of emphasizing STEM subjects in delivering the curriculum has been driven by the business community, with the goal of preparing an agile and competitive workforce. It is important to note that STEM is not a program, but a philosophy. In the real world, content knowledge is interwoven, layered and sophisticated, not experienced in isolation such as in traditional education settings (separate math time, separate science time, etc.). STEM skills are vital for success in the 21st century and critical to our collective future. The "Critical C's" of Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication are emphasized through project-based learning, usually through interdisciplinary activities.
Goals and objectives:
1. Introduce youth to science, technology, engineering, and math-related curriculum.
2. Increase awareness of academic preparation for careers in the drone and aviation industry.
3. Provide hands-on, experimental learning in small groups that connect real-life applications with drone use.
4. Inspire curiosity and interest in science and math that can lead to career opportunities.