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.