igniteCS Grant from Google

Posted on 2016-11-16

Undergraduates Herve Aniglo and Kareem Dasilva have received a $10K grant from Google's igniteCS program to hold a drone programming camp starting in April 2017.

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The camp will target middle school students from underserved Memphis communities such as Orange Mound. The igniteCS funds will cover Patriot AR drones, which camp participants will program using the Node.js library. The camp will also include Web development with Wordpress and communication/presentation skills.

Memphis nonprofit CodeCrew is a partner in the project, and CodeCrew Executive Director Meka Egwuekwe is serving as the project's igniteCS advisor.

We are currently seeking mentors/volunteers for the camp, which will run from April 6 to May 5. Volunteers do not need any prior experience in drone programming; they just need to dedicate 5 Saturdays from 9:00 am-4:00 pm each day. Interested people can contact Herve at haniglo@memphis.edu for more information.