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DaVinci Challenge lands on campus this fall

August 31, 2016

Madeira students Layla Khan ’19, Mariam Khan ’20, and Caroline Simmons ’15 are helping to educate the community about drones and the benefits they can provide by bringing the DaVinci Challenge to campus.

The DaVinci Challenge is a four-day class where students can learn to build, program, and fly a drone. During the first three days, students will work on building their drones. The final day will be a flight day where students will learn to fly their drone.

The challenge is a project of Kashmir Robotics the technology division of Kashmir World Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Great Falls, Virginia. Through their projects, they integrate art as a means of innovation, science as a benchmark for invention, and technology as the result of creative solutions. Through global collaboration, our projects improve the lives of humans and wildlife worldwide. 

Layla, Mariam, and Caroline worked with KWF Founder and Executive Director Princess Aliyah Pandolfi to bring the Challenge to Madeira. Caroline interned with the Kashmir World Foundation this past summer. Layla and Mariam will attend the Build a Drone Workshop as ambassadors and assist participants in completing their drones.

Madeira will host the Build a Drone Workshop over four Saturdays in September and October. Find out more about the workshop here.

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