CLC Teen Science Café presents “Drones: the Future is Now!”

//CLC Teen Science Café presents “Drones: the Future is Now!”

CLC Teen Science Café presents “Drones: the Future is Now!”

2016-05-04T13:30:25+00:00May 3, 2016|
Kendra Bellefleur flies the LA drone.

Lincoln Academy sophomore Kendra Bellefleur flies the Lincoln Academy drone (a gift from the class of 2015) over LA’s Clark Field.

On Thursday, May 5, at the request of its Youth Leadership Team, the CLC Teen Science Café will present a very special event on the topic of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly called Drones!  The Café will run from 5:30 – 7:30PM at the ATEC Building on the Lincoln Academy Campus with free dinner served.

Our local UAV experts, Wiscasset Middle High School teachers Dawn Jones and Jesse Hinman, along with some of their students, will give us an inside look at the innovative class they have established at WMHS, where students build, program, and operate quadcopters, and use them to collect aerial photography and other remote data. They will share the history and uses of unmanned aircraft, the physics of flight and essential safety guidelines and regulatory requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The Café includes a hands-on demonstration of the drones in action, flying around the LA campus!

The event is free and all are welcome, but this Café is geared specifically to area teens. The room can comfortably accommodate 40 guests, so it will be first come first served.  Come prepared to be outside (bring a light jacket) for the drone demo.

The Lincoln Academy quad copter, a gift of the LA Class of 2015.
The Lincoln Academy quad copter, a gift of the LA Class of 2015.

Teen Science Café is part of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance’s STEM Guides Project. The project is supported by National Science Foundation #1322827, to increase out-of-school access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities in rural areas.  For more information about the project contact your local STEM Guide, visit the local STEM Guide Hub Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CLCSTEMGuides or go to: http://mmsa.org/mmsa-project/stem-guides/

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