TSU Class Teaches Students To Make, Fly Drones

Posted at 7:55 PM, Jul 12, 2018

Local students are tapping into their science and engineering skills in a pre-college program at Tennessee State University to learn how to build and fly drones.

The week-long class encourages students to consider a career in science technology engineering and math.

TSU mechanical engineering graduate Wendy Jackson-Dowe says she wants these students to tap into the $127 billion industry.

"I know in my education I had a lot of people that exposed me to things I had no clue about. And that's what we're really trying to do here. It's all about exposure," said Jackson-Dowe.

TSU hopes to offer a drone-technology flying course to their curriculum as early as next year.