The Drone Racing League (DRL) has enlisted the help of two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh for a new educational program that will run alongside the 2020 DRL Allianz World Championship Season.
The season starts tomorrow night, October 21st, at 9pm ET and will be broadcast on NBCSN, Twitter, and Facebook Watch.
Bosh has been appointed the dean of the DRL Academy, a STEM program to inspire the next generation of technologists and digital athletes while advancing diversity and inclusion in tech and sports.
Bosh and two-time DRL Allianz World Champion JET will teach kids about the science behind the sport of high-speed drone racing through a newly launched content series.
Children can test their new learnings in the DRL SIM, an immersive drone racing game on Xbox and Steam, that teaches players how to build and fly drones through interactive training missions.
“Our sport is for infinite learners – and as parents continue to navigate the new playing field of education, we’re excited to offer dynamic STEM programming to supplement remote learning,” said DRL president, Rachel Jacobson.
She continued: “DRL Dean Bosh had a championship career in the NBA, and he is bringing that same enthusiasm, intensity and dedication that he showed on the court to our DRL Academy. We look forward to inspiring kids together about science and technology on the fly.”
Bosh himself commented: “I love engineering and technology and believe every kid should be given access to STEM education. With this year’s school closures, I became ‘Principal Bosh’ for my five kids at home – and now, I’m thrilled to announce my promotion to Dean Bosh, and help kids around the world learn about science through the fun, high-tech, family-friendly sport of the Drone Racing League.”