UTEP students soar in inaugural drone competition

Education

Some UTEP engineering students are taking their talents in technology to new heights.

The campus hosted its inaugural U.S. Army drone competition at the Sun Bowl this week, allowing students to design and fly their own creations.

11 of the nation’s top teams, including UTEP’s, participated in the event, helping students gain the real-world experience they need to soar to a successful career.

“Coming into this, I had no drone experience, so I’m kind of just checking my options as far as where my career wants to go,” Kristtian Busquets explained, “so just to have an opportunity to get familiar with this technology and see if this is the route I want to take is just eye-opening.”

UTEP is among more than 1,500 universities across the country to have been chosen to participate.

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