To help address the shortage of STEM skilled workers in the Hunter, RDA Hunter, through its STEM Workforce Initiatives, continues to provide activities that introduce students aged eight to 18 to the career opportunities studying STEM can kickstart.
See the NBN Television news story http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2018/04/05/drone-piloting-inspires-hunter-girls/
In a female focused activity, students from Tomaree High, St Philips Christian College Port Stephens and Medowie Christian School, West Wallsend, Toronto High, Hunter School of Performing Arts, Merewether High recently attended two-day ‘camps’ to help them learn drone piloting.
The camps, which were held in Ports Stephens and Newcastle taught girls: – Manual flight tutorial and practice (hands-on) – Scenario based flight practice activities (hands-on) – Real-life applications of drone technology – Australian regulations, safety considerations, flight briefing Girls will work in teams of three and undertake ‘real life’ scenarios.
They learnt roles including Pilot in Charge and Co-Pilot.
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