3D Robotics (3DR) has launched the DroneEDU program designed to provide free and discounted drone hardware, classroom support and partnerships to students, teachers and schools interested in drone research.
The program is available to grade schools to post-graduate study, with the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University already making use of the DroneEDU program.
"UAV technology can have an incredible impact in scientific study, with real-world applications in solving both historical mysteries and modern global challenges," said Brandon Basso, VP of software engineering at 3DR. "To realize that potential, we want to put UAVs in the hands of the next generation of innovators."
Considering the desperate need for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) development in the United States, programs like DroneEDU from 3DR could boost interest. Trying to entice students in technology while helping them and their universities presents the opportunity to mold students before they graduate.