Glenview, IL — Women and Drones and NPS-DDP are proud to announce their partnership supporting the Women and Drones STEM outreach program. This partnership will provide drone access to students to enhance their knowledge base. As new technology comes in and older drones get shelved, recycling donated drones will assist STEM programs across the country.
Women and Drones is the leading membership organization dedicated to driving excellence in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industries with a core mission “To increase female participation in the economic opportunities of the industry.” Through voluntary donations from the private, corporate, and community sectors, NPS-DDP seeks to provide public safety departments nationwide with UAV/UAS technology with their mission to provide “Eyes in the Sky for Every Department in Need.”
While NPS-DDP appreciates each donation received from both private and corporate sectors, these donations may not be sufficient for deployment into the field. The strategic partnership between Women and Drones and NPS-DDP will afford the opportunity to launch and implement the Drones for Education program that will assist Women and Drones in procuring the technology for this program.
“The Board of directors is very excited to work with Woman And Drones to have jointly created this amazing opportunity to re-purpose these used drones into the hands of bright young minds across the country! Hands-on learning can be so vital to help young adults discover the career path they wish to choose. To think that without such a partnership thousands of these used drones would have gone to waste. Putting them to use in this manner makes perfect sense and we are so proud to work with Women And Drones to have pioneered such a program. To see so many young women choosing employment path within this type of technology is very exciting so many opportunities await them within the UAV / UAS industry, it is a win-win for all”
The educational theme at Women and Drones emphasizes “learning through the wonders of flying robots.™” The focus is on collaborating with community and educational programs to incorporate drones into STEM programming for youth with an emphasis on engaging girls. We are committed to connecting our STEM and educational network with the opportunity to apply for the donated drones.
“We’re excited about establishing this partnership with NPS-DDP. Through our joint efforts, we will broaden our STEM outreach initiatives while supporting efforts to generate excitement about drone technology.”
Women And Drones
The mission of NPS-DDP was founded by Airborne Works with a focus to recruit others to help support our national public safety departments nationwide with UAV/UAS technology through voluntary donations, be it hardware, financial and/or media support from the private, corporate and community sectors.
Together we can help support those who give so much. The goal is to help put “eyes in the sky for every department need” ™.