Ursuline Academy engineering camp takes off with quad-copter

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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the Ursuline quad-copter!

The mysterious black object flying high above the field behind the school this summer wasn’t a strange-looking bird or a UFO. It was a quad-copter, or a miniature helicopter, programmed by students at Ursuline’s second annual Summer Engineering Camp.

Michael Ricard, an engineer at Draper Lab in Cambridge, created the camp and tailored it specifically for Ursuline students.

Amy Ashur Kline, another Draper Lab employee, was thrilled to return to her alma mater and instruct the year one students in the “Intro to Physics and Aerodynamics” curriculum. Kline and the six year one students built countdown timers and rocket launchers.

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