In an effort to continue the dream of legendary A. Scott Crossfield to inspire the next generation of aerospace engineers, pilots, and educators, an aerospace education workshop for teachers is being held Dayton, Ohio, July 15-17.
The workshop is being held in conjunction with a number of other activities, including the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) President’s Dinner honoring the 2010 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Teacher of the Year on July 16, and the The NAHF 49th Enshrinement Ceremony and Dinner honoring the Enshrinee Class of 2010: Clay Lacy, Warren G. Grimes, Alan L. Bean and Noel Wien, slated for July 17.
The workshop will include meetings with aviation icons, including Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), Nadine Nagle and Dawn Seymour; aviation activist and great-grandniece of Wright Brothers, Amanda Wright Lane; and the daughter of Scott Crossfield, Sally Crossfield Farley, as well as Fly-a-Teacher flights (powered and glider) with the Civil Air Patrol, aerospace workshop sessions with Crossfield Aerospace Teachers, behind the scenes tours of the National Museum of Air Force, Presidential Hangar, Orville Wright’s home, and more, according to organizers.
Teachers will receive a myriad of experiences, strategies, materials, and resources to assist them in using the aerospace theme to infuse STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives in the classroom. One semester of graduate credit available (CEUs) from Wittenberg.edu is available at no charge.
Registration deadline is June 24. No-penalty refunds will given until July 5. Cost of the workshop is $40.