On February 14, 2016 we received an email from Mary Cain, a student at Connelly School of the Holy Child. She stated, "Prior to graduation, students at Holy Child participate in a Senior Internship Program to explore career interests and gain experience working in a professional environment. As an aspiring mechanical engineer, your company, Kashmir World Foundation, specifically Kashmir Robotics, interests me because robotics are an important part of technological innovations for the future. I would love to gain some hands-on experience in this area which will be so integral to my future studies and career."
We were thrilled! So we quickly agreed to make arrangements for Mary to participate in a 1 week Internship at Kashmir World Foundation to learn more about aerial robotics and mission focused projects.
Microsoft Store in Tysons Corner has been a partner for the last two years on the DaVinci Challenge: Build a Drone Workshop. So what better place to start Mary then with our Technology partner. At KwF, we like students to arrive with little to no details because everything they need to just waiting for them. Mary was a bit nervous but after hearing the wonderful stories about the foundation's mission from Princess Aliyah she began to relax and enjoy learning about the passion behind KwF projects.
Day 1 - KwF background and hands on learning with a quadcopter and hexacopter.
Day 2 - Review and research assignment about drone component and monarch butterfly.
Day 3 - Flight Testing at Foxcroft School our partner in girls STEM Education DaVinci
Challenge: Build a Drone Workshop.