A group of high school students in Anne Arundel County are taking a cutting-edge course in the construction and operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones. Those involved with designing the program say they believe it’s the first high school-level program of its kind in the country.
The class was developed as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) magnet program at South River High School. Students learn both the engineering principles behind drone aircraft as well as the practical uses of the technology.
Students also get time to actually learn how to fly the aircraft. WBAL in Baltimore captured some footage of the students testing the craft near the school.
While it may look fun, this is no introductory course. It builds on previous courses taken by the upperclassmen in aerospace and civil engineering, and utilizes skills that span a number of fields like computer science and electronics.
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