Are you an educator, student, pilot, scientist, engineer, artist, athlete, or any person with a learner’s mindset? Then join us for dynamic discussions and experiential activities. Through the lens of aviation, you will gain new insights into the world around you and renewed awareness about yourself!
The U.S. is facing a crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We need to produce more STEM teachers and graduates in STEM majors, as well as generate greater interest in STEM among women, minorities, and underserved students.
“The Art and Science of Flying” is one such program that could rekindle an appreciation for airports as valued resources for STEM education.
Developed by pilots and Master Instructors Linda Castner and Rich Stowell, the workshop weaves history, biology, and technology into a dynamic exploration of the wonder of flight. According to Castner, “This is much more than a run-of-the-mill ground school for pilots. It’s also an outreach program to bring teachers and their students to the airport.” The Idaho STEM Action Center has pledged funding that will allow twenty female, minority, or underserved students to participate.
The all day workshop will be held at Jackson Jet Center on the Boise Airport on April 23rd, 2016.
Our current sponsors are listed below and the list is growing:
Idaho STEM Action Center
Idaho Division of Aeronautics
FAA Safety Team − Boise FSDO
Ponderosa Aero Club
Rich Stowell’s Aviation Learning Center
Up, Up and Away in Hunterdon, Inc.
Virtual Bookkeeping Services
Mountain States Appraisal and Consulting, Inc.
The Peregrine Fund
Warhawk Air Museum
Venue provided by Jackson Jet Center
Water and soft drinks provided by Coca-Cola
Lunch provided by Fresh Betty Spaghetti
DateSaturday April 23, 2016 | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Contact PersonSharki Kontra or Rich Stowell
|Contact Email Address
Contact Email Address[email protected]
|Contact Phone Number
Contact Phone Number208-410-8550
Location3815 Rickenbacker Street, Boise, Idaho, 83705(KBOI)