STEM Education Embraces Virtual Exploration into The NAS Pensacola’s Flight Academy
Since it opened in May 2012, seventh- to 12th-graders who venture into NAS Pensacola’s Flight Academy program have gotten to live aboard the virtual aircraft carrier Ambition, where they experience aviation-based adventure that is revolutionizing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. For six exhilarating days, curious-minded students get the rare chance to experience an immersive, aviation-based story — or mission — that weaves STEM objectives developed with the University of West Florida with important 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication.
One session is $1,250 per student, and scholarships are awarded each year to qualifying students. What a way to lift off a young person’s imagination. For more information visit nationalflightacademy.com.