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February 5, 2014

High school students learn STEM applications during outreach tour

Students in Desert High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program get up-close-and-personal with a hypersonic decelerator test article undergoing structural loads tests in NASA Dryden’s Flight Loads laboratory.

About 30 students from Desert, Antelope Valley and Lancaster High Schools and several of their teachers got a first-hand look at some of the specific applications of science, technology, engineering and math during a recent STEM outreach tour of Edwards Air Force Base and NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center.

During the tour Jan. 22, the students toured the Air Force Test Pilot School and the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards during the morning, and after lunch at the NASA Dryden cafeteria, toured the Flight Loads Laboratory and other facilities at the NASA field center.

The tour was coordinated by Kevin Morris, Air Force Special Emphasis Program manager for the STEM Outreach, and Gabriela Olson, equal employment specialist at NASA Dryden.




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