Prepared for takeoff

Dozens of high school students from around the country learned about aviation, health care and cybersecurity at Air Camp at Wright State University on June 30.

Campers visited various classes in the Wright State College of Nursing and Health and learned how the medical field is tied to aviation. Students watched as MedFlight landed on the soccer field near the Russ Engineering Center.

“We’ve been able to help them see that there is health care in aviation,” said Marlene Stuber, director of simulation in the College of Nursing and Health.

Campers received a certificate for completing a Stop the Bleed course, which taught them how to pack a wound and apply a tourniquet. The students also learned how to use personal protective equipment along with working with a human patient simulator.

Students also attended a hands-on workshop on cybersecurity in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

“Cybersecurity is a field of intense and still increasing importance to the nation,” said Brian Rigling, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “It is a privilege to partner with Air Camp to help increase student awareness of and interest in pursuing such careers.”

Air Camp is a hands-on educational adventure in aviation and aeronautics. Campers learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics using aviation and aerospace as the base for learning. Since 2006, Air Camp helps young people achieve their potential, develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and pursue education and future careers in STEM-related fields, aviation and aeronautics.

“Wright State continues to open up more and more doors in different departments as we continue to research how those different departments connect to aviation,” said Shannon Coblentz, director of operations for Air Camp.

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