Horizons II Helps Students Take Flight with Drone Skills
Clarkson’s Horizons II program combines experiential hands-on STEM learning with personal enrichment and team-building activities to empower students with 21st-century skills. In August 2021, Clarkson University’s Beacon Institute partnered with Drone Cadets to present its first Horizons II program to 12 middle and high school students at Peekskill City School District in the Hudson Valley.
Drone Cadets, a veteran-owned drone education program based in Middletown, NY, produces safe and responsible drone pilots of all ages. Certified Drone Instructor Sgt. Tony Reid gave the Peekskill students first-hand experience flying with and learning from a professional drone pilot.
“The future of drones sharing our skies is real, and we consider it an urgent need to help create safe, responsible drone pilots,” said Grace Cantwell, Co-Founder of Drone Cadets, “Horizons II helped inexperienced drone flyers become confident with their ability to control a drone.”