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Science grant introduces aviation to Alabama studentsScience grant introduces aviation to Alabama students

Tuskegee University will introduce aviation to Alabama middle school students and teachers, thanks to a $482,107 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Tuskegee University will help introduce aviation to Alabama middle school students and teachers thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. Photos courtesy of Tuskegee University. The university announced May 20 that installing flight simulators in Macon County classrooms would bolster science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning for students and their teachers.

The “Fly High Your Math and Science Skills” project includes professional development for teachers and hands-on summer camps for students that will “help them experience and understand the importance of math and science in the real world,” according to a news release.

An aerospace specialist and a mathematics professor are steering the three-year project that begins Sept. 1.

“Exposure of middle school students to this learning environment at Tuskegee University will enhance learning, excite interest, and motivate our target audience,” said Tuskegee math expert Chadia Affane Aji, who is helping lead the project.

David Tulis

David Tulis

Associate Editor Web/ePilot
AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a private pilot who enjoys vintage aircraft, aerobatic flying, and photography.
Topics: Aviation Education Programs

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