Eyes Above The Horizon

CenterPoint Newsletter | Summer 2017 | by Geannine Jordan, UBMSC Assistant Director


On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Jennie Johnson, director of the UNLV Upward Bound Math & Science Center (UBMSC) took twelve participants to the Legacy Flight Academy’s “Eyes above the Horizon” outreach event. This event aims to develop an interest in aerospace careers for youth ages 10-19 through mentorship, hands on activities and presentations by the Tuskegee Airmen.

UBMSC students participated in a full day of STEM and aviation activities where they received instruction in basic aviation principles, experienced an orientation flight in a single-engine airplane, and explored a variety of STEM disciplines involved in aerospace careers. UBMSC students were immersed into the rich history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, while listening to professionals from across the aerospace career field share their unique stories. The presenters encouraged students to continue challenging themselves academically to reach their goals.

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