From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Monday, May 26:
The markets and most government agencies will be closed in observence of Memorial Day.
But that needen't stop you from celebrating the birth of American actor, John Wayne, star of well over 100 westerns.
Or, you can spend the holiday re-reading Bram Stroker's Dracula, which was published on this day in 1897.
The White House and State Department have called on the Russian leader to use his influence to stop separatists from disrupting Sunday's election.
Laptops, tablets, calculators. For lots of high school students, technology has become pretty routine. Not so for students at three Illinois high schools.
Those students are building drones, as part of a program funded by the a National Science Foundation, and created by Matthew Schroyer, an amateur mechanical engineer, and a journalist who promotes using drones in investigative reporting.
Schroyer, who is based at the University of Illinois, also trains teachers in how to incorporate creative science and tech education into their classes. If he had his way, he’d just be out there building drones with the kids all day.
"My favorite thing is to help the students just put those things together,” Schoyer said.
Students build the drones, and then use them in ways that benefit the local community. One group did low-flight photography of local corn and soybean fields, to gather information about the plants for a biological survey. Another helped map out a local quarry, using the same aerial photography techniques.
Schroyer’s aim is to make drones an integral part of the science curriculum. Students could build and fly very small drones indoors, he said.
So if you catch your kid with aerial photos of your neighbor’s backyard someday, don’t be alarmed. He may just be doing his homework.
Rep. John Conyers got off to a good start on his holiday weekend with a federal court's decision preventing Michigan officials from throwing him off the primary ballot.