Students participate in first interscholastic drone race

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High school students had their eyes on the skies today for drone-racing.

It was part of a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM program that focuses on the building and understanding of drones. AERo is a new STEM initiative supported by the Asian American Junior Chamber of Commerce. 

Students from Kalani High School, Mililani High School, Iolani High School and Maryknoll High School, started learning this new curriculum last August.

They went through a physics course and a flight academy to create their drones. It was all put to test on Saturday on the drone obstacle course.

Tyler Hiranaka from the Asian American Junior Chamber of Commerce said, “It’s a good middle ground for the physics in between high school and college level physics. Also teaches the kids the science of flight and as well as some sportsmanship.”

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