Trumbull is thrilled to announce Service First a free STEM initiative to support military children. By promoting K-12 STEM education to children of Active Duty service members and veterans, we aim to offset any potential educational imbalances resulting from frequent geographical relocations and to create a sustainable pipeline to meet the technological demands of a 21st-century economy.
The Service First initiative was co-created by Trumbull and the Kino-Eye Center, with the ongoing support of Microsoft. We are working through initial partnerships and collaborating with Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs). The pilot iteration of Service First is slated for launch in summer 2017, with a preliminary rollout scheduled for Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.
In February 2017, Trumbull supported Youth Bowl with Microsoft and Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). During the sessions, Trumbull demonstrated UAVs and discussed STEM careers with undeserved youth.
Trumbull created Rice Drone Camp with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) and BP. Each year, Drone Camp served as a free weeklong camp dedicated towards underrepresented 6-8 graders. The first year, BP sponsored Drone Camp, and 3DR supported. Then, BP, Microsoft, and Trumbull sponsored the second year and Parrot supported. This summer, Trumbull will support the 3rd annual Rice Drone Camp. Microsoft has served as an integral partner each year.
With BP, Trumbull supported a STEM career day in December 2016 for 40 motivated 8th-grade young women at Paul Revere Middle School in Houston. That day, the young women interacted with augmented reality as part of other STEM experiments. In addition to UAS operations, discussion topics included digital footprints, cyber security, and advancements in technology and data analytics.
In April 2017, Trumbull supported Microsoft YouthSpark at the Dallas Myerson Symphony Center. The Dallas Morning News highlighted speakers Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American astronaut to perform an extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk) and Stedman Graham who discussed self-mastery. Trumbull collaborated with Microsoft and the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership. The focus is serving underrepresented youth and showing STEM as an avenue to spark interest and create career options to junior high and high school students.
With Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL), Trumbull supported T.H. Rogers STEM Night in 2016 and 2017. During STEM Night, Trumbull brought several types of Parrot Drones and another drone to get K-8th graders excited about potential STEM careers and understand required coursework to pursue a career in STEM.
In 2015, Trumbull collaborated with API (American Petroleum Institute), BP, and USHCC (United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), and spoke to 140 excited 4th-grade girls in Houston, TX. Trumbull participated in STEM experiments to expose young girls to technical careers serving in the energy sector.
Working with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL), Trumbull helped create the Rice Owls Aerial Robotics Club (ROAR). Trumbull serves as ROAR’s Corporate Partner and instructs flight training, STEM and UAS applications.
Rice University Police Department led a Youth Academy for underserved youth in July 2016. Trumbull teammates supported Youth Academy in speaking roles and also performed flight demonstrations to motivate attendees to pursue college and use STEM to create opportunities. Harris County Sherrif's Department performed a helicopter demonstration. Other speakers included BP digital innovation, a Navy SEAL, and former Houston Texan.
In 2015, Trumbull supported Rice Liftoff for all freshman engineers. Dyan served as the keynote speaker. She discussed how UAS/drones could be applied in any industry to make legacy processes better, faster and safer. Dyan aimed to inspire and motivate freshman engineers to be prepared for jobs the UAS industry will create.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) selected Dyan to speak on UAS safety, integration, and benefits as part of a 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecturer global speaking tour. Dyan spoke across the US as well as Canada, Egypt, India, Philippines and Malaysia.
- Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
- Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative
- Unmanned Systems Canada
- Energy Drone Coalition
- Women of Commercial Drones
- Rice Owls Aerial Robotics (ROAR) Club
- National Energy Solutions Institute
- Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
- American Petroleum Institution (API)
- Veterans in Business Association (VIBA)
Along with Lisa Ellman and Gretchen West, Dyan helped cofound Women of Commercial Drones with a formal launch at the White House Drone Workshop and Future of Aviation event in 2016. In short, Women of Commercial Drones aims to increase the number of women in the UAS space through mentorship and scholarship for young women pursuing careers in the UAS industry. This movement has continued to gain momentum.