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Drone Racing League launches DRL Academy


March 25, 2020
By UAV Canada Staff


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Two-time DRL Allianz World champion pilot JET teaches students how to build a DRL racing drone. (Photo: Drone Racing League)

The Drone Racing League (DRL), a global professional circuit for drone racing, unveiled DRL Academy as a STEM program that features online learning opportunities for students studying science, engineering, and unmanned aircraft technology. To integrate DRL Academy into school curriculums, DRL also announced a partnership with educational development group, Eduscape, National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence, and West Valley College, which will be supporting teachers in need of academic content and activities.

“Drone racing is the ultimate sport to facilitate STEM programming and inspire students to learn about robotics, engineering and physics,” said DRL CEO and Founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. “Through DRL Academy, we’ll leverage our cutting-edge drone technology, custom content, and futuristic sports competition to provide teachers and students with a digital-first curriculum during this challenging time and beyond.”

DRL notes it has engaged hundreds of students through live STEM sessions across the U.S., Middle East and Asia. DRL and Eduscape, as well as their partner New Jersey City University, will offer students complimentary access to:

• Drone flying and building lessons on the DRL Simulator, a true-to-life drone racing SIM that integrates accurate drone physics, aerodynamics, and motion capture technology;

• Digital STEM panel sessions with DRL’s drone technicians and Eduscape leadership, who will share insights into the technology behind the immersive sport of drone racing and the future of robotics; and

• Live-streamed celebrity guest lectures with champion and all-star DRL pilots, who are also engineers, scientists and content creators.