The sky's the limit

Warwick Valley Middle School receives grant from O&R for Drone Technologies Project


Make text smaller Make text larger





WARWICK — Warwick Valley Middle School students will have the opportunity next year to participate in the Drone Technologies Project, which will provide cutting-edge technological experiences to eighth-grade students who participate in the school’s Information Communications Technologies (ICT) class.

Funding of $961.38 was awarded to Warwick’s middle school as part of the

Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.'s STEM Classroom Grants Pilot Program awarded the school a $961,38 grant for the program.

The utility also provided similar grants to five other schools and one Boy Scout troop in its effort to fund classroom projects designed to improve, advance and enrich student learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Middle School project was conceived by ICT advisor and teacher Paul Garofano, who meets with the ICT students during lunch and recess periods.

Students are recruited for the class based on academic achievement and their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Aerial mappingAccording to Garofano, the Drone Technologies Project will include the study of 3-D robotic drones and their software, as well as the construction and use of an aerial drone.

Once the drone is operational, students will learn the basics of operating it and how to program software to achieve desired robotic actions.

They’ll also map school grounds and the natural terrain around the school using 3-D mapping software.

Other STEM initiativesThe Drone Technologies Project will complement other new initiatives in science, technology, engineering, arts and math offered by the school district, including Engineering is Elementary, Green Architecture, Robotics, Intro to Computer Science and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, school officials said.




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Clinton Road crash kills New York man
A motorcycle crash on Clinton Road Sunday afternoon killed a New York man, police said.
According to West Milford police, Lance Poelmann, 57, of Florida, New York, died when...

Read more »
Image

Barbara Marie Lempka Bleser
Barbara Marie Bleser, known as "Marie" by family and friends, passed away at The Gardens of Sumter, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 9,2019. She was 80 years...
Read more »
Image

Warwick wins Wounded Warrior Challenge
Warwick defeated North Rockland in the annual spring high school sports challenge held on Warwick Valley High School campus on Saturday, May 11.
More than $4,000 was raised...

Read more »
Image

WOOFstock performance to help fund new animal shelter for Warwick Humane Society
It's an all day live music performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock as well as that of Radio WTBQ and the Warwick Valley Humane Society's Animal Shelter.
On...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST COMMENTED



Warwick, NY