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Chapter 4. Building Drones to Deliver Medicine and Food to War-Torn Syria

On March 16, 2015, barrels of chlorine gas rained down on the town of Sarmin in northern Syria, killing six and wounding many more—just one of many horrific chemical attacks in the civil war that has consumed the country.

“Sarmin isn’t far from the border but the border is closed to all traffic,” Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff, president of Syrian aid organization People Demand Change, texted his Stanford University-based friend Mark Jacobsen, four hours after the attack. “If your planes were ready, you could have flown in emergency medicine and ...

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