eCybermission Club Presents to Board
Can drones help local firefighters safely assess complex emergency scenes? Is there a better way to warn homeowners before a basement floods? Students from Friendship Junior High School recently tackled tough questions like these as part of their participation in the eCybermission Club.
The club, which is part of an online STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) project sponsored by the U.S. Army, asks students from grades six through nine to consider global issues. Friendship’s participation was made up of six teams, and students worked on solutions to community projects using either the scientific method or the engineering design process. The potential solutions discussed included using drones for threat assessment with local fire departments, creating community anti-littering and energy efficiency campaigns, building flood warning systems, investigating safe alternatives for current road salt, and adding a solar panel to Friendship Jr. High for integration into the Project Lead the Way program to save energy costs.