Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about preparing in college and high school for a career in drones. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here.
My daughter is 15 and is in a tech class at school where they are flying two drones. She wants to pursue drone technology in college. We’ve visited Embry-Riddle (we live in FL), but didn’t get much information out of the visit. The amount of information out there is mind-numbing and even the ratings are typically confusing (and I’m an airline pilot).
My thoughts are this:
1.) get the license after turning 16
2.) get a drone and work on flying
3.) internship, summer job or summer camp involving technology, drones
I think her interests are more in the building and flying rather than coding aspects, but I want to help her “find herself” at this critical (and fun) time. Any help you can pass along would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for reading, and hello to your daughter! It’s great to hear about more young women interested in STEAM and drones. This is a critical and fun time for her, so I’m glad you two are thinking about her future. Continue reading Ask Drone Girl: what to do in college to have a career in drones