GradImpact: Using Drones as Humanitarian Aid Tool

    Inspired by the suffering in his native Syria, University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate student Ali Darwish builds and programs drones that can carry food and medicine to those who need it. The computer engineering doctoral candidate and his collaborators envision sending drone fleets into war-torn areas to safely deliver supplies.


    Darwish presented his research through the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s “Discoveries in the Making” education outreach program, which highlights important graduate and postdoctoral research to the local community.


    Visit UAB’s website for more information Darwish’s research and the “Discoveries in the Making” program.



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