Against the wind

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 21.

Campers visited various labs in Wright State’s School of Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Sciences and College of Engineering and Computer Science and learned how various fields of study are tied to aviation.

“Wright State has unique facilities here that allow the students to be immersed in experiences that they would not normally have experience with,” said Christina Davis, Air Camp manager of educational programming.

Students had the opportunity to visit a wind tunnel in the Aeronautical Science Lab and learn about the effects of turbulent and laminar flow.

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 and assess the early signs of stroke on the patient simulator.

“The students leave with a lot of excitement,” said Davis. “A lot of doors are opening to them and learning about all of the different career fields that go into aviation.”

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 has helped 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.

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