Aviation Education Corp & the Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) Held its 6th Aviation & Aerospace Expo
The Westchester Aviation/Aerospace Education Expo was held on Thursday, September 26th, and Friday, September 27th at PepsiCo's Aviation Facility at Westchester County Airport.
The Expo was sponsored by the Aviation Education Corporation and the Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) and hosted approximately 500 students each day from nearby middle and high schools.
The goal of this year's event was to foster students' interest and awareness in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the context of aviation and aerospace.
Many aviation and aerospace educators, engineers, research scientists, and aircraft maintenance personnel, were on hand to discuss, display, provide hands-on activities, and demonstrate how important science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are to the many career opportunities available in the aviation/ aerospace industry.
"Over 8000 students, their teachers, and parents have attended our past Expos since 2002," said Hank Grudberg, President of Aviation Education Corporation. "This year's Expo shaped up to our best ever and we are all very excited about the impact it will have in generating interest in aviation and aerospace with our local students."
John Johnston, President of the WAA said "It is always a pleasure working with the aviation community to ensure that this is a great event. This year we had over 40 volunteers help out over the three days."
The Aviation Education Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes aviation and aerospace education, along with the Westchester Aviation Association, to middle and high school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.
For more information regarding either the Aviation Education Corporation or the Westchester Aviation Association, contact their Presidents, Hank Grudberg at 917-374-3038 or John Johnston, President – Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) - 914 609-0050.
To view photos of the event, click the links below. Photos courtesy of John Stein: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Day One of the Westchester Aviation/Aerospace Education Expo
Photo of Day Two of the Westchester Aviation/Aerospace Education Expo