Avon Grove High School Aerial Drones Team earns award at 2022 RADC World Championship06/21/2022 01:55AM ● By Steven Hoffman
On May 12, the Avon Grove High School (AGHS) aerial drones team received the Modeling and 3D Printing Award at the 2022 Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation Aerial Drones Competition (RADC) World Championship in Dallas, TX.
The Modeling and 3D Printing award is presented to the team that demonstrates excellent use of 3D modeling of an original design as a replacement part or additional parts for the RADC drones. AGHS students worked together to develop a 3D model and prototype supported by an engineering notebook. Their work included evidence of original mechanical design goals with annotated dimensional renderings, engineering constraints, calculations and iterations that generated a physical prototype of the finished design.
“Many of the team members plan to go on to college and major in computer science, technology, engineering or related fields,” said AGHS drones team advisor Stephanie Shrake, who helped thirty-one students join the RADC aerial drones program for the 2021-2022 season.
Through the creative process of designing, building and programming robotic aerial drones, students gained extensive technical knowledge and leveraged real-world engineering with hands-on, project-based learning.