News Center Maine reports on UMaine students teaching Madison youth to fly drones, chart locations

News Center Maine reported that University of Maine students helped Madison middle school youth learn to fly drones and use innovation to solve real-world problems. A Maine Department of Education EMBRACE (Enabling Maine students to Benefit from Regional and Coordinated approaches to Education) grant funds the SAD 59 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) program. While flying drones, youth learned how to navigate and chart a course to a location, which can be used when fighting forest fires and rendering first aid. “[We] come out here with these students and work hands on with them to apply real-world applications of what they can use science and technology, along with engineering, arts and math [to do,]” said UMaine senior Brandon Dixon.