GRAND FORKS, N.D. – One of the leading aviation schools in the country has added a new class to its curriculum: a drone business course.
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The 24 students in the University of North Dakota class are not only learning how to fly drones, they are receiving real-world business experience. At the end of the semester the will pitch their enterprise ideas to venture capitalists and executives in a "Shark Tank" setting.
One of the students, Blaire Beecham, says she discovered a passion for drones late in a collegiate career that had her bouncing between UND and Texas Christian University. She calls the class a "game-changer" for her career.
Beecham's team is working on designing and building a bubble or a shield around drones so they can fly underground or in tunnels.