As thought leaders in innovation and emergency preparedness, Currant is always looking for the next great idea that further facilitates emergency response. As such, we believe that drones (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles) play an invaluable role in disaster relief. Drones can travel into areas that may be too dangerous for humans, allowing responders to assess a situation from a remote command center. They can submit back real-time video and audio, and through infrared technology, identify those needing rescue.
Currant was proud and excited to participate in the first ever drone camp in Cape May County, NJ on October 24, 2015, at the Cape May Ferry Terminal. In addition to our CEO, our on-staff drone expert attended the camp and took the lead on creating the drone obstacle course.
The camp was geared toward 7th and 8th graders from New Jersey, and 21 attended. As a female-founded tech start-up, we are proud to say four of the students were girls! Currant wants to inspire women and girls in STEM and get them excited about technology.
The students created a video of their day, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arDAl2mcPC4