Aviation Educators Invited To Gather In D.C.

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Everyone in aviation knows the future depends on keeping the next generation interested in things that fly, and the National Coalition for Aviation Education works to do exactly that. On October 16-18, the group will host its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., gathering educators from around the country to share ideas, get inspired, network, and learn all the latest about aviation and space. Former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, now president of The Museum of Flight, in Seattle, will address the meeting. Many other aviation notables will speak, including Gregory Condon, manager of the NASA Smart Skies Education Project; Barrington Irving Jr., the first black pilot and youngest person ever to fly solo around the globe; NASA astronaut Janice Voss; and more. Industry reps will exhibit the latest materials and programs they offer to the educational community. The meeting will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

The meeting agenda will feature several tracks, including science of aviation and space, teaching and learning methodologies and technologies using aerospace education as the theme, outreach in aviation education, and educating youth for aerospace careers. For more information, click here to visit the Conference Web site.