Accounting not only for the social and engineering factors independently, but also considering how those factors converge, will lead to infrastructure projects that align with local priorities. This alignment of resources becomes an ever-more pressing matter as the effects of climate change continue to cause untimely degradation and failure of critical transportation infrastructure. Additionally, this project will work with local school districts to provide real-world learning opportunities for students and workforce development for teachers.
We will work with the local Bristol Bay School District to train and mentor their students with Part 107 training (drone licensing) as well as drone racing for the Academy of Model Airplane student club. Data produced from this project will be included in their STEM education initiative, so the students will be able to experience a hands-on, real-world project and receive college credit.