The orange high-flying craft spotted on an elementary school playground may look like just a toy to parents, but the drone is a new tool that teaches youngsters some pretty sophisticated science and math concepts.
The NSF drone is part of EnLiST, a school outreach program at the University of Illinois funded by the National Science Foundation. TechNewsDaily had the opportunity to learn about the program from Matthew Schroyer, the project’s drones for schools developer, at the recent South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin.
He said EnLiST, which stands for Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching, is intended for kindergarteners through high schoolers. The idea is to improve learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.
Source: FOX News