Thanks to grants from Boeing, Exxon Mobil Corporation, PPG Industries Foundation, Time Warner Cable, Gulfstream, and Fluor the Museum launched a new education program titled the “Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative.” Through this effort, hundreds of local girls are being exposed to a variety of STEM related educational opportunities throughout the school year, including:
- Field trips to the Frontiers of Flight Museum
- Outreach Educational Programs
- Engineers Week
- Spring Break Camp
The initiative is a collaborative effort between Dallas ISD’s Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School and Grand Prairie ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Both are public all-girl’s schools in the D/FW area which emphasize leadership, as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
The Museum’s program encourages underserved female students in their pursuit of STEM related disciplines. The initiative helps increase the students’ knowledge of STEM-related principles in aerospace; and awareness of and interest in aerospace and STEM careers. It also enhances analytical and problem solving skills and provides leadership skill building opportunities.
To learn more about the Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative contact Dr. Jason Treadway, Director of Education, Frontiers of Flight Museum at (214)-350-3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.