FRISCO, Texas, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sci-Tech Discovery Center announces its inaugural Quadrotor Build and Fly Camp presented by OnPoynt Flight School to be held April 13 -14. The weekend camp is a unique educational experience, for teens ages 14-18, to explore aerial robotics, build and fly a quadrotor, develop remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) flying skills, and accomplish real-time first responder missions.
"Sci-Tech is excited to be the first in the country presenting a Quadrotor camp offering teens both aviation flight skills and hands-on robotics training. This is an exciting chance to learn more about Aerial Robotics technology," said Paul Vinson, Executive Director of Sci-Tech Discovery Center.
The Quadrotor Build and Fly Camp curriculum was designed by OnPoynt Flight School and will be taught by military-trained pilot instructors. Camp registration is open to all interested robotic aviators ages 14-18 and additionally meets the Boy Scouts of America robotics merit badge requirements. The weekend on-site training camp accentuates development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills.
Day One of the program includes safety and aviation training and individual flight practice to develop skills. Multiple teams of four students will apply technology and planning to build a quadrotor, designed for a specific first responder mission. Day Two highlights deploying each teams' quadrotor in mind-stretching fun and challenging scenarios.
Cost per participant is $240, space is limited, and advance registration is required. Camp hours are from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 13 and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Quadrotor Build and Fly Camps will also be held the following weekends: June 22-23, July 22-23 and August 17-18.
About Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Responding to community demand for a cultural and educational destination, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. ("Sci-Tech") was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 as a multi-year initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, formerly known as the Junior League of Plano. Since then Sci-Tech has found a permanent home in Collin County at the Frisco Discovery Center and offers hands-on exhibits to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators, and innovators. Sci-Tech provides dynamic education experiences to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology.
About OnPoynt Unmanned Systems:
OnPoynt Unmanned Systems L.L.C., a veteran-owned business, provides products, training and services for safe and effective Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) public applications. Our expertise: aviation, systems, engineering technology, first responder challenges and community education; with 50-plus years of experience operating aviation assets in real world environments. OnPoynt Flight School is owned and operated by OnPoynt Unmanned Systems.
SOURCE Sci-Tech Discovery Center