South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE, PA — On Saturday, March 23, 2019, South Hills School of Business & Technology and Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) jointly hosted an all-day workshop on the use of drones in technical education for PAECT educators.
Registration for the event filled up quickly, resulting in over twenty-five tech educators from the PAECT North Central Region participating in the workshop.
Presentation topics included:
There were also several indoor and outdoor drone flying demonstrations in addition to multiple opportunities for participants to get their hands on the controls and experience drone flying in First Person View (FPV).
Feedback on the workshop was extremely positive, and South Hills will be planning additional workshops in the future as the school continues to incorporate the use of drones and robotics into the classroom experience.
Drone or sUAV (Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology has seen explosive growth in the last several years and is now being used in the fields of civil engineering, software development, agriculture, mining, law enforcement, and emergency services, to name a few. The list of potential uses and applications continues to grow.
South Hills School of Business & Technology is leading the charge in drone technology education in Central Pennsylvania with classes, camps, and courses for people of all skill levels, from beginners to hobbyists to experienced professionals. Visit drones.southhills.edu for all the details.
Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.
The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.
Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.
Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.
Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.
Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.
She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.
Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.