Maui Teachers Workshop on Drone Design
Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology program has announced a new professional development workshop to help teachers introduce the exciting world of drone engineering to their students.
The CAD Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Drone Design and Build session is a three-day workshop that will take place June 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MEDB’s Malcolm Training Center at the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kīhei. Lunch will be provided.
Part of its innovative STEMworks curriculum, WIT’s Drone Design and Build training module applies Next Generation Science Standards to explore the basics of the Engineering Design Process and 3D Computer Aided Design.
Teachers will bring these cutting-edge CAD techniques into the classroom, guiding students in their own drone prototype design, 3D printing and building of a functional, remote-controlled UAV. Safety and ethical use of drone technology are included in the curriculum and training.
As space is limited, educators are encouraged to sign up online as early as possible. There is a registration and drone kit fee but STEMworks facilitators will receive priority and free entry.
For more information or questions, interested individuals can contact Manda Tong at [email protected] or call (808) 270-6809.
STEMworks is a statewide, Hawaiʻi-led STEM program that promotes innovation and critical thinking skills through student service projects. Its goal is to provide equity, culturally-aligned and place-based STEM education through project-centered service to the community – a valuable and engaging educational platform for local students.
The Women in Technology Project is a statewide initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board, funded in part by the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a workforce development project.