PCS Edventures! Announces Winners of the “How Would You Drone? Drones for Good” Video Contest

Over $15,000 in STEM Drone Prizes to be Awarded to 5 Students and Their Schools


BOISE, Idaho, March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PCS Edventures!, Inc., (PCSV), a leading provider of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programs, today announced the winners of the How Would You Drone? Drones for Good Video Contest. With student video entries detailing how learners would use drones to better themselves, their communities and society as a whole, PCS Edventures is pleased to announce the selection of five outstanding participants who will receive their share of over $15,000 worth of educational drones, equipment, accompanying curriculum and more.

The winners are:

  • Grand Prize: Ammel M. - Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology, Michigan
  • 1st Prize: Pablo V. - New Canaan High School, Connecticut
  • 2nd Prize: Madeline G. - Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology, Michigan
  • 3rd Prize: Nick P. - Kentucky School for the Deaf, Kentucky
  • 4th Prize: Joseph M. - Dayton High School, Kentucky

By submitting a 60-90 second video answering the question, “how would you use drones for good?” students ages 13-18 had a chance to win a personal drone and a Discover Drones learning solution for their school. A total of 64 student videos were submitted. After an initial round of public voting with 14,096 ballots cast, the top 15 contestants moved into a final round where a panel of STEM and drone judges from PCS Edventures, Thrust-UAV, Fat Shark RC Vision Systems, Kodak, and FrSky scrutinized each entry on Originality, Solution, Creativity, and Quality, choosing the five student videos that ultimately provided the best drone solution.

The Grand Prize winner, Ammel M., a student at the Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology in Michigan walked away with a personal Riot 250R Pro sport drone and a Discover Drones Classroom Package for their school. Tooba Mansoor, the science teacher assisting with the Grand Prize entry had this to say about the contest, “I am humbled to receive the Grand prize and 2nd prize from PCS Edventures for Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology of Dearborn Public Schools. When preparing for this contest, my students and I focused on important current global issues and came up with solutions using Drones. The contest provided an opportunity for students to generate creative ideas and use critical thinking and reasoning skills to solve problems. I am very excited to integrate a Discover Drones Classroom Pack in Honors Biology, AP Environmental Science, and other Science course curriculums. I also plan to share these prizes with other teachers. This will help impact more students to apply their knowledge using drones and make connections between concepts across different disciplinary boundaries.”

“As a stand-alone unit, Discover Drones prepares students for the drone needs of the future, providing them with hands-on experiences as they build, configure, train and take to the skies,” says Cynthia Hernandez, Director of Sales & Marketing at PCS Edventures. “This contest and its incredible success was a unique opportunity to put drones directly in the hands of today’s learners, allowing them to be active participants in the enormous drone landscape, preparing them to shape the future of UAVs as we know them.”

For more information about the contest or to view the winning video submissions, visit https://edventures.com/blogs/stempower/the-how-would-you-drone-drones-for-good-video-contest-results

About PCS Edventures!

PCS Edventures!, Inc. (OTCPK: PCSV) is a Boise, Idaho company that designs and delivers technology-rich products and services for the K-12 market that develop 21st-century skills. PCS programs emphasize experiential learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). https://www.edventures.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934; actual results could differ materially from such statements.


Investor Contact: Mike Bledsoe 1.800.429.3110, mikeb@edventures.com
Investor Relations Web Site: pcsv.global