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Drake State is Hosting Free STEM Bootcamps for Teens This Summer

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Drake State Community & Technical College is giving local teens an opportunity to learn this summer by announcing free educational programs.

The school says STEM Bootcamps will give students a chance to develop new technical skills that could lead to careers in science and engineering.

Among the range of summer courses are machine tools, engineering design and welding. In fact, the school says the response has been so overwhelming that more training camps have been added this summer.

Local students can start signing up now for the two new boot camps where teens can learn about drones and systems engineering.

The Drone course is reserved for ages 14 and up. Beginning June 25, students can learn the basics of unmanned flight, safety, an overview of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, and hands-on exercises in basic drone operations.

In Systems Engineering, teens ages 15 and up can participate in hands-on rocket and spacecraft simulations to demonstrate STEAM principles in a fun and challenging day-long adventure. Systems Engineering Bootcamp begins June 25.

These free boot camps are sponsored by NASA’s Minority Universities Research and Education Project.

Drake State says all racially or ethnically underrepresented students (Hispanic and Latino, African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander) and female students are eligible.

To register or to find out more about the summer of learning, Click here.