Project Fibonacci hosts ‘Drone Days’ event

Published May 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

A “Project Fibonacci Drone Days” event was scheduled for today with students from the Diocese of Syracuse at Bishop Grimes High School in East Syracuse, said the Rome-based Project Fibonacci Foundation, Inc.

Students from Notre Dame High School in Utica plus Bishop Grimes and Bishop Ludden high schools in the Syracuse area were to take part, including getting an overview of small unmanned aerial systems and vehicles. Included was first-person view flight; autonomous flight using programming; drone simulator; videography with drones; drone aerodynamics.

This is the second “Drone Days” event that the Project Fibonacci Foundation has held with schools in the Diocese of Syracuse, following one earlier this year at Rome Catholic School, the foundation said.

The “Drone Days” series is part of the foundation’s ongoing Innovation Camps that also include coding and robotics, to give students primers on some skills needed for future workforce preparedness and economic development regionally, the foundation said. The activity, which began in 2015, has grown to events throughout the fall and spring on campuses throughout Central New York and at the Beeches Professional Campus in Rome.

The Project Fibonacci initiative was founded by Andrew Drozd, president and chief scientist of ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC of Rome.​ Among upcoming events is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Conference & Speakers Series on July 22-28. More information is at projectfibonacci.org online, or by calling 315-334-1163 or emailing info@projectfibonacci.org.