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BCC holds 10th annual Jack Kilby Science Day

A drone helicopter prepares to land as high school students walk across the campus of Barton Community College, Thursday during the college’s 10th annual Jack Kilby Science Day. Students had opportunities to fly the drone or take part in other hands-on science classes.

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A drone was watching more than 335 high school students on Thursday. The students responded by waving to the camera as a radio-controlled quad-rotor drone hovered above them in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.
The latest technology and time-honored research techniques were featured at the college’s 10th annual Jack Kilby Science Day. The half-day science fair was attended by students from 17 Kansas high schools.
Fort Hays State University Associate Professor of Geosciences Dr. John Heinrichs operated the drone from his iPad for the keynote presentation, “Eye in the Sky: Doing Science with Drones.” A short video ...

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