Wright State hosts future aviators for hands-on flight camp

Over 40 high school students from around the country learned about aviation, health care and engineering at Air Camp at Wright State University on June 28.

Campers visited various classes in the School of Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Sciences and learned how the medical field is tied to aviation.

“They’re experiencing working with a human patient simulator,” said Marlene Stuber, director of simulation in the School of Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

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 assessing the early signs of stroke on the patient simulator.

Students also attended a workshop on rocket design.

“It’s fun so it doesn’t feel like you doing work even though you’re learning a lot,” said Sarah O’Connell, a junior at Centerville High School who participated in Air Camp.

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.

“We are just hoping that students develop some new passions and some new interested that can carry them through college,” said Tim Carey, flight leader for Air Camp.

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