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Embry-Riddle Plans Women in Aviation Day Program
Daytona Beach, Fla. , March 29, 2007
More than 400 female middle-school students from Volusia County will learn about aviation and aerospace at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s annual Women in Aviation Day program, to be held Tuesday, April 17.
The girls, along with school counselors, will participate in activities designed to educate and motivate them to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Due to renovations of Embry-Riddle’s ICI Center, Daytona Beach Community College has generously provided its L. Gale Lemerand Center as the venue for this year’s event.
The morning starts with an activities fair where the students will take part in navigation exercises and in airplane, flight, and robotics simulations. Awards and prizes for all eligible participants will be provided by the National Coalition for Aviation Education, Shores Resort and Spa, and the following restaurants: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Maria Bonita, Panera Bread-Port Orange, and Red Tails.
Also during Women in Aviation Day, the students will have the chance to ask a panel of current Embry-Riddle students and alumnae of the university about their experiences while at school and since graduating and working in the industry.
The guest speaker will be Marja Brandon, who has spent 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and consultant at various independent schools. In 2000, she helped establish the Seattle Girls’ School, a private middle school that emphasizes science, math, and technology. Throughout her career, Brandon has been guided by educational principles that value social justice and diversity and promote a powerful connection between student-centered learning, high expectations, and self-esteem. She holds degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
The day will end with the announcement of the results of the Women in Aviation/Aerospace Essay Competition. The first-place winner, chosen from nearly 100 entrants, will receive free enrollment in the Flight Exploration Camp operated by Embry-Riddle’s Summer Academy, worth nearly $1,000. The runner-up will receive a full scholarship to the Girl Scouts GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) summer camp, valued at $200, sponsored by Embry-Riddle’s NASA Means Business Team through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the President. The third-place prize is a package to Daytona Lagoon water park.
Support for the event is provided by Embry-Riddle’s Admissions Office. For more information, contact Amy Fugere at (386) 226-6113 or email@example.com or James Wasilewski at (386) 226-6104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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