The Interstate Drone League (iDrone)

iDrone 101 is designed for American Youth from 6th – 12th grad throughout STEM activities and learning fast-moving technologies, such as drones. The Interstate Drone League (iDrone) is hands-on workshop format to build a small drone from scratch. Additionally, coding exercise will take place using Arduino and Python IDE as well as MIT Scratch environment to learn basic concepts in automatic control, robotics and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) during the workshop.

Local professionals will be invited to share their applications to solve real-world problems. Educational curriculum and program development is another avenue to evaluate this iDrone program, ultimately improving STEM pipelines across the states. Note that the iDrone broadcasts online via live-stream Zoom virtual meeting platform.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jae Ryu, PhD, PE, is an associate professor of water resources engineering at the University of Idaho (UI).

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Zach Lifton is a Hazards Geologist at the Idaho Geological Survey…

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Riveraine Walters is an interdisciplinary PhD candidate in the Water Resources Program at the University of Idaho.

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Laura McSherry is currently pursuing a Master of Science in the Water Resources Program at the University of Idaho.

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Maddie Dew is currently a middle school math teacher in Nampa, ID, working on her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction…

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Hannah Ziegler currently teaches high school science and math in Twin Falls, ID…

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Diane Terhune is an online elementary teacher in Boise with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education.

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