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News June 14, 2019

Teachers Take Flight


CapTech is partnering with Kashmir World Foundation (KwF) to host the Teachers Take Flight Workshop 2019 from August 5th - August 8th. This project-based learning workshop helps students get hands-on critical thinking and problem solving experience. KwF Drone Engineers will prepare educators on how to customize drones with variety of sensors integrated with artificial intelligence for real-world applications.

KwF, a nonprofit organization based in Great Falls, VA, is dedicated to protecting endangered species using custom drones embedded with artificial intelligence. Each year, KwF actively organizes Teachers Take Flight, Fly for Conservation, and DaVinci Challenge: Build a Drone Workshops worldwide, which emphasize the role of education in utilizing autonomous drones with Artificial Intelligence (AI) for conservation, environmental, and humanitarian applications.

The Teachers Flight Workshop has been organized annually since 2016, with the mission to provide educators with the opportunity to build, program, and operate drones. This year, with the support of CapTech, educators will create a drone-based curriculum that puts them at the forefront of artificial intelligence and small Unmanned Aerial System innovative education.

CapTech's IT and management consulting experts will present on topics during the workshop including AI, Cloud, and Mobile to support the curriculum offered by KwF. CapTech's expertise will give students the chance to see real-world applications of the technologies covered in the four day long workshop.

The Teachers Flight Workshop is a great opportunity for teachers and educators to gain and apply cutting-edge technological knowledge to real-world applications. If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, or you would like to attend the event, you can register on the KwF website. KwF is also offering a scholarship to a team to attend the workshop at no expense. For more information on applying for the scholarship, find the details at the KwF website.

"The workshop is a great way for CapTech to support a committed foundation and to give back to the community who supports us," says Clinton Teegarden, Manager, CapTech. "The day is collaborative with activities to help engage the students and provide real application into how we can promote conservation through the technology we all love."