The Pathfinder Project is a team of content creators, subject matter experts and partners dedicated to STEM education and entertainment that enables individual growth and engagement in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the digital arts.
Pathfinder collaborates with program partners including K-12 through post secondary, service based organizations, and the private sector by developing and using emerging technologies in projects, activities and events featuring interactive and entertaining participation while supporting the needs of the future.
of the Future
Some of the cool activities include our DRONETECH events where registrants build drones in the morning, go to flight school and then fly them in the afternoon, through our collaboration with the UAV experts from Northland Aerospace and support from the National Science Foundation, Northrop Grumman and 3M among others.
Hands on Training
Today students are better prepared in advanced mathematics and basic science knowledge, but could often improve in the practical skills needed to apply the sciences. Our DRONETECH leadership workshops help prepare educators and students alike to improve those skills.
The Future is Now
Emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and other Digital Arts are not just engaging and fun, they bring practical solutions to our current lives and certainly in the near term. Pathfinder teams are not only developing new software systems for education and entertainment, but reaching even further.
The Capstone Initiatives
Through our Capstone Initiatives, we inspire, support and challenge senior engineering students with innovative aerospace design-engineer-build-deploy projects.
Guided by aerospace, mechanical, and electrical engineer SME’s, our Capstone teams ideate, design, work the problems and generate deliverables on new innovative systems.
The Spring 2019 Rover Team is the first iteration of a multi-year design effort tasked with the development of a rover capable of deployment in, and navigation of, harsh environments. Once fully developed, this rover will operate autonomously or be controlled by groups remotely exploring environments for educational purposes.