Design challenge learning gives
The drone challenge will launch in the summer at 4-
The Rover Pipeline is built to transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestically produced natural gas from the Marcellus and
Members will participate in teams, comprised of three to five members working together as engineers and utilizing their STEM skills. The teams will find ways to better reseed native habitats for native pollinators using drones. This includes conducting drone videography to map target areas using digital software, and applying the engineering process to design, build and tether a flock of drones to seed a native pollinator mixture of warm season grasses and flowers known to be beneficial for native pollinators.
Innovative agriculture solutions such as this could enable landowners to access areas not possible with a traditional seeder, decrease planting costs, reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, inhibit the expansion of invasive species, and provide the food and habitat for insects and wildlife.
“We are very grateful for the generous donation from Rover Pipeline and Energy Transfer to be able to offer new ways to advance STEM to young Ohioans,” said
Career connections are central to the design challenge helping youth to explore engineering, seed genetics, entomology, wildlife and natural resources.
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