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Spring Mills High School Students Participating in Drone Technology Bootcamp at Blue Ridge CTC

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Spring Mills High School Students Participating in Drone Technology Bootcamp at Blue Ridge CTC

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and Spring Mills High School have partnered to offer an exciting opportunity to high school students. During the week of January 8-12th, 10 female high school students are participating in a Drone Technologies Bootcamp, located at the Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus. The focus of this program was to promote STEM opportunities to young women who may be considering engineering careers.

Topics included in this week-long training include physics of flight, flight dynamics, FAA chart reading FAA airport communications, and more. In addition, students are building and operating a drone, obtaining valuable hands-on experience. Students work throughout the week on a final capstone project, which showcases technical and flight experience. Friday, January 12th, Spring Mills High School staff will visit the Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus to observe the student drone demonstrations. [Press Invited to Attend: January 12th at 8:30 a.m.]

At the end of the course, all students receive a Design and Testing of Drone Technologies Certificate of Completion from the College. Blue Ridge CTC plans to offer a second high school Drone Technologies Bootcamp during July 2018. High school students and parents interested in participating should contact Cynthia Hull at 304.260.4380 ext. 2405 or chull@blueridgectc.edu

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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