Wheaton’s first ever Drone Camp got a mention in the Sun Chronicle over the weekend. The event, held Saturday, November 22, was open to students as well as members of the public.
Drone Camp organizer Patrick Johnson, assistant professor of filmmaking, told the newspaper that the development and usage of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, could generate more than 100,000 jobs and $82 billion in the next decade and that the machines “are at the technical nexus of so many parts of our culture.”
Along with offering people the chance to fly the quad-copters, the event included a panel discussion featuring Rubin, a computer science major, Associate Professor of Film Studies Josh Stenger, Assistant Professor of Psychology Matthew Gingo and visiting political science instructor Michael Sawyer.
Drone Camp was funded by Wheaton’s new InterMedia Arts Group Innovation Network (IMAGINE).