The chapter has formed a great relationship with the local Stepping Up America Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program. This is an exciting new aviation and robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds that promotes early interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related competencies. To support the program, the chapter co-sponsors mini-UAV competitions by providing judges and cash donations. Dr. Angela Goodloe, director of Stepping Up America, has been delighted with the support she has received from the chapter.
In April, the chapter helps to support the Lindsay Middle School Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Youth Competition Team as part of the Stepping Up America program.
Electrical engineers Herbert Dublin and Willie Mitchell volunteer to teach Lindsay Middle School UAV students basic electronics principles in April.
Chapter volunteer judges Corey Kinsler, Braxton Ward and William Benson question a Hampton Middle School student in April on the journal maintained in preparation for the UAV competition.