A course on piloting drones — the first of its kind at University of Wisconsin-Madison — is being offered this summer.

While the inaugural class, which began May 30, has only eight students, interest in drones and learning to use them is high, said instructor Chris Johnson. Johnson, director of the UW Flight Lab in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a program specialist in unmanned aerial systems, developed the new course.

“Most people are completely enthralled by the technology,” Johnson said.“It’s really refreshing to see because there is a lot of value that can come from it.” Read the full story here.