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With civilian drone competition, Iran battles against brain drain

At a manicured technology park outside Tehran, drone builders vied for prize money. But the contest also sought to provide team members with hope for a future in Iran.

Scott Peterson/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

The 26 drone-building teams descended on the polished, manicured technology park 15 miles east of Tehran with the overflowing enthusiasm of school kids preparing for the Science Olympiad.

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