Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Salinas girls take to the sky

The "Young Eagles Flight," sponsored by the non-profit EAA Aviation Foundation, took about 30 girls from the Hartell SEMAA program on a tour of our Salinas skies last weekend. It's a new partnership between the aviation group and the Science Engineering Mathematics and Aerospace Academy to provide its participating students with a free airplane ride and teach them about aviation science.

Only girls already participating in the SEMAA program could attend. Only girls because much is being done to encourage ladies to pursue careers in sciences, and only those already attending SEMAA because you had to limit participation somehow.

It looks like they had a lot of fun. This should serve to encourage more girls to, at the very least, take science classes during the summer!

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