Dayton Air Show: A STEM Project

People nationwide gather as often as possible to watch an aviation air show. The Miami Valley celebrates their 36th show this weekend. And, with that great air show will come the opportunity of a lifetime for 40 middle school students. The Dayton Air Show plans to please more than just one weekend a year.

The forty youngsters will be able to participate in a program which has been modeled after the one in Huntsville, Alabama. The Space Camp in Huntsville gives scientific minded students a chance to dig deeper and learn more in the world of aviation. The entire purpose to help foster career choices in the youngsters who have already shown an interest in space travel and air travel in general. The officials over the Dayton Air Show want to see that the children in their area get a shot at the best of the best.

The students included range from 7th to 9th grade. While the air show is local, the students come from as far as Idaho to be part of the program and learn more about the action behind closed doors. Wright Patterson Air Force Base will be the learning station for the students interested in what is known as STEM education or science, technology, engineering and math. The Dayton Air Show is just the icing on the cake to what could be the start of big careers for some of these youngsters.


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