Embry-Riddle Plans Women in Aviation Day Program for Local Middle-Schoolers
Daytona Beach, Fla., April 12, 2010 – More than 500 female middle-school students from Volusia County will visit Embry-Riddle on Thursday, April 15, for the annual Women in Aviation Day program.
Accompanied by their school counselors, the girls will participate in activities designed to educate and motivate them to pursue careers in math, science, aviation, and aerospace. The program, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m., will be held in the ICI Center on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
The morning kicks off with an activities fair/static display that will engage the students in navigation exercises and in airplane, flight, and robotics simulations.
The guest speakers at this year’s event will be a panel of current female students at Embry-Riddle, who will be speaking to the girls about their experiences with applying to and adapting to college life, as well as sharing their experiences in pursuing their career choice in a predominantly male industry.
Women in Aviation Day at Embry-Riddle will conclude with the announcement of the results of the Women in Aviation/Aerospace Essay Competition, which attracted nearly 75 entrants. The girls coming in first, second, and third will win prizes, with the first-place student receiving free enrollment in the Aviation Career Exploration Camp operated by Embry-Riddle’s Summer Academy, worth nearly $1,700.
Support for the event is provided by Embry-Riddle’s Summer Academy Office. For more information, call Pamela Peer at (386) 226-7945 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates more than 34,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through the Worldwide Campus at more than 170 campus centers in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.
Mary Van Buren
Asst. Director, Communications