November 11, 2020 – Chicago, IL

Women And Drones along with GoDrones Group is pleased to add Zipline, the world’s largest autonomous logistics network, to the list of participants in the Drones in the Classroom Conference.

The free, one-day virtual conference is targeted toward middle and high school educators who are interested in teaching students about drones. The nationwide conference on November 14th will feature speakers and panelists in the morning and an afternoon of breakout sessions where educators can choose specific topics.

“The future of robotics is female, and Women and Drones is helping to lead the way,” said Arielle Sandor, Global Talent Partner at Zipline. “We’re super excited to partner with an amazing organization helping to inspire the next generation of great engineers.”

Divya Budihal, a Robotics Engineer at Zipline who will be presenting to the Career Opportunities panel added, “I grew up loving things that flew and the Wright brothers were my heroes. When I realized I could use creative robotics solutions to make drones fly on their own, I was sold!  The robotics space has a great balance of creativity and impact that women around the world should be exposed to and encouraged to explore. Not only is the technology cutting-edge, but drones have practical applications for low-income communities in the form of medical supply delivery, natural disaster response, and mapping.”

The purpose of this conference is to support the identification and adoption of best practices, support exciting interscholastic events and promote meaningful curriculum around UAS throughout the United States.  Dr. Kenneth Berry, Research Professor at Southern Methodist University helped create the event.  He says,  “We are honored to welcome Zipline to the Drones in the Classroom Conference. They are an inspiring company that is encouraging our future to innovate to make the world a better and safer home for all of us.”

This conference is for teachers, administrators, drone developers, curriculum developers, drone trainers, and students.  The purpose is to share classroom best practices, industry growth, future jobs, FAA regulations, safety, interscholastic competitions, curriculum, and training opportunities with drones.

Equipping educators with the knowledge and comfort level to include drones in their curriculum is an important objective of Women and Drones. Drones provide teachers with a hands-on tool to interest students in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Other partners include Hub88, DroneBlocks, SMU Lyle School of Engineering and OnPoynt.

To learn more about the conference and to register for the conference:

About Women And Drones:

Women And Drones is the leading membership organization dedicated to driving excellence in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry by advocating for female participation in this dynamic segment of the global economy.  We partner with companies committed to an inclusive culture where women can thrive. We also provide Drone Flight Services including aerial imagery and drone product beta testing. Our educational programs range from kindergarten to career in efforts to fuel the STEM and aviation pipeline.

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