Villegas, Technology and Media Support Coordinator at Oregon State University Extension, is a co-leader of eXtension’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture Learning Network, created to share information about the use of drones in agriculture. Villegas was invited to appear at the Festival following his eXtension UAS (drones) exhibit during USDA’s Annual Ag Outlook Forum held February 25-26, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
“I have the unusual distinction of being the world’s number one creator and performer of parody songs about drones,” he says. “I’m considered the Weird Al Yankovic of drones,” he adds, “and write songs about drones to bring attention to drone issues and culture. I also advocate for the good use of drones and encourage people to fly them safely and responsibly.”
Villegas is motivated by a passion for marrying art and science, putting the “A” into STEM to transform it into STEAM education by engaging students and public alike with what he calls “edutainment.”
You can also follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DroneSinger and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DroneSinger-969255683119389/.