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Wanted For NBAA Convention -- Teachers And Students

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For the first time, NBAA will be hosting a Teachers' Day at its annual convention, coming up later this month in Las Vegas. The program, hosted by the nonprofit group Build A Plane, will be held in conjunction with the Careers in Business Aviation Day, on Thursday, Oct. 24. Keynote speaker for the event is Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar, former NASA astronaut and a professor of engineering at the University of Houston. The Teachers' Day program will introduce high-school teachers and students, and college students, to a variety of aviation education programs and opportunities, and provide abundant take-home materials. During the day, full admission to NBAA2013 will be free to event participants, and lunch will be provided.

"We are amazed by the many great opportunities to use aviation to engage and motivate kids to learn," said Lyn Freeman, president of Build A Plane. "Today's students respond to real-world applications, and aviation really captures their attention." In addition to the teachers' programs, the careers program will provide a session about business aviation careers for high school students, followed by a guided tour through the exhibit hall and the aircraft static display, conducted by NBAA staff. A special session for college students, hosted by NBAA, will include roundtable discussions with industry professionals about the many career paths available in business aviation. Teachers can register for the event online.

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