High school girls get taste of aviation careers at UWS
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Transportation and Logistics Research Center hosts its Aeronautics and Aerospace Camp for high school girls at UW-Superior.
This event, which will take place Monday and Tuesday, is designed to teach high school girls about the opportunity for women to find careers in aeronautics and space. Participants will learn about the history of women in aviation and see potential careers on industry tours.
Aeronautics and Aerospace Camp will begin at UWS with a pretest about various aspects of flight, rocket launching, outer space and other information that the girls will learn during the two days.
Participants will leave campus to tour Lake Superior Helicopters, the Duluth International Airport control tower, Cirrus Aircraft, Monaco Air and the 148th Fighter Wing to learn about what each company does and what careers within those companies look like.
The second day of camp will begin with the flight simulator and focus on landing — how to land smoothly and the science behind why that is the best way to land. Following this session, the participants will work together on building and launching a homemade rocket.
This program is funded through a special initiatives grant from the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.