Tech Club Students Get a Bird’s Eye View with New Drone

Members of the Tech Club are taking to the air with the club’s new drone. Thanks to generous FEST donations and generous alumna Mary Jane Raymond ’78, the girls are having fun with their Phantom 4. According to club moderator and computer science teacher Carol Sweeney, the club is learning flight circuits, safety and photography methods. They plan to capture Villa events and campus pictures.

Ms. Sweeney’s AP Computer Science Principles class will also study the drone and run test flights as a part of its study of innovations.

In an interesting connection, II-VI Incorporated, the company for which Ms Raymond is chief financial officer, makes some of the enabling components in the drone.