STEM learning has been taken  to new heights at South River High where students may just give Amazon a run for its money.

STEM Learning Has Been Taken to New HeightsStudents in South River’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) magnet program are getting a jump on future careers in aerodynamics.

These kids are working with Unmanned Aerial Systems, where they design and fly their own drones.

ARINC Incorporated—a communications and engineering firm—has partnered with the school to develop and fund the project, which is part of the STEM and Project Lead the Way program that focuses on aerospace and civil engineering.

The class is co-taught by South River technical education teacher Rob Tompkins, and by Rolf Stefani, senior director of ARINC’s Technology Innovation Center.

It expands on students’ previous aerodynamic and engineers classes, and introduces the field of UASs.

“We are incredibly excited about the class that Mr. Stefani has helped develop for our program,” Fran Magiera, assistant principal at South said in a statement.

“The class is on the cutting edge of new technologies and markets, and we believe it provides a tremendous learning experience for our students.”

According to a press release, the course “covers topics such as defining what unmanned aerial systems are, the different components of flight dynamics, essential guidelines for flight safety, and the theories behind telemetry, amongst other subjects.”

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