Geared for students in grades 7-12, this free series features STEM professionals sharing information about their careers and hot topics in science, technology, engineering and math, followed by a Q&A session. This session is presented by Sam Samarasinghe, Assistant Director of Aerospace Education, Civil Air Patrol:
There’s a lot of science, technology, engineering, and math to be learned in order to become a pilot! Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, as a way to protect the nation’s shorelines from invading German U-boats, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground. We will explore what it takes to become a pilot by looking in to the importance of STEM in aerospace education.