Saturday was STEM Day at Skyline High School (@Skyline_Raiders) in Dallas, Texas. Kids, teachers and parents from all over Dallas ISD came to check out how much fun STEM can be. OnPoynt Aerial Robotics (@) conducted sessions on building and flying aerial robots.
Inside, the future engineers and scientist worked to build their aerial robot with the help of our instructors. Teams of 4 to 6 students built the aircraft and when completed powered them up for what we call “the smoke test.” Discussing concepts in electronics, technology and mechanics the students worked together to assemble an almost “ready to launch” system.
Outside our intrepid learners braved cold weather (well, cold for Dallas) where the OnPoynt flight team taught the basics of the control systems, the physics of quadcopter flight, flight line safety and coached each flyer through their first take offs and landings. Working in pilot – spotter teams and adorned in stylish Orange Safety vest, these students, under the watchful eyes of their teachers and parents, piloted their robots across the football field and back. Ms. Shendolyn Anderson and her students from South Oak Cliff High School (@SouthOakCliffHS) STEM program, veterans of aerial robotics, were on hand and easily maneuvered their craft across the field, not quite breaking the sound barrier.
Girls and boys were evenly matched at STEM Day with girls demonstrating great skill in both building and understanding the STEM concepts involved and with flying skills second to none. We saw several future Women in Engineering (
STEM Day at DISD (@DallasisdSTEM) is a great way for kids, parents and neighbors to see the fun, excitement and career possibilities that Science Technology, Engineering and Math offer.
@OnPoynt is proud to have been a part of DISD STEM Day since 2013 and we look forward to next year’s STEM Day 2017.