Chapter 211

Grand Haven, MI

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Invitation to You!

Posted by EAA 211 Webmaster on November 30, 2013 at 12:50 AM

On November eleventh I received an interesting call from Ebiri Nkugba of the Kent Intermediate School District, inviting Chapter 211 to participate in a one-day symposium of local K-12 educators, which is currently in the early planning stages for February, March, or maybe April. Please read his letter below and let me know if you would be interested in contributing your expertise for one day, to hopefully multiply our efforts to inspire a new generation of aviators.

 

Gentlemen,

 

Good morning/afternoon/evening as the case may be! I am contacting you regarding the phone conversation we had earlier today. As I mentioned, I am working with local schools in our area to excite the next generation of pilots, mechanics, scientists, technologists, & engineers using aviation as a backdrop. My work focus is specifically the STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As you well know, aviation is built upon these principles (and a lot of hard work- which students need to learn about too!)

 

Imagine our school children learning arithmetic by calculating fuel burn during a cross country, learning algebra by calculating a weight and balance, learning chemistry through corrosion prevention, and discovering the field of engineering by comparing stopping distances obtained with different brake pads!

 

Here is what I am asking: Would you (& your chapter) consider contributing some expertise for a one day symposium where local K-12 educators can come learn from you how powerful their lessons can be by including an aviation component? If we reach the teachers we can multiply our efforts. I am thinking of hosting this at the Kent ISD’s Aviation Center at Gerald R Ford International (KGRR) in the February, March, or maybe April timeframe.

 

Please consider your chapter becoming involved in this initiative and write back to let me know if you are open to continuing the conversation.

 

Thank you so much!

 

Ebiri Nkugba

STEM Consultant

Career Readiness Department

616.365.2354

Kent Intermediate School District

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