International Organization of Women Pilots, Experimental Aircraft Association and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Host Annual Girl Scouts Aeronautical Camp
Prescott, AZ., July 5, 2012
The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University host 15th annual Girl Scouts camp to encourage and educate young girls about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in exciting and innovative ways. The week-long experience featured aeronautic tours, flight simulation, career information and hands-on workshops to foster and encourage young girls to pursue an education and career in the aviation industry.
“The goal of the camp is to introduce young girls, ages eight to seventeen, to the knowledge, skills and insight that promote critical thinking and teamwork in the aeronautical industry,” stated Stacy Howard, event organizer and member of The Ninety Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots. “With the donations from EAA, Embry-Riddle and The Ninety Nines our workshops empower young girls with an understanding of what they can achieve in the aviation industry. We feel this is the perfect combination to make new friends, learn about the aviation industry and have an opportunity to earn awards.“
Girl Scouts attendees learned about the science of flight, aircraft construction, navigation and education from EAA members and other invited guests. EAA members sponsored interactive workshops and hands-on events, which taught the young girls about how to build a plane utilizing fiberglass, rib construction and aluminum riveting. By the end of the week-long camp, Girl Scouts had the opportunity to tour Embry-Riddle’s world class labs, meet guest speakers who are leaders in the industry, ride in Embry-Riddle’s flight simulators and fly in an Embry-Riddle aircraft.
“This event is all about the kids and getting them involved in a great career and the wonderful achievements the aeronautics industry offers. The EAA Prescott Local 658 hosts this event every year as part of our Young Eagles program which gives the opportunity to Girl Scouts to go flying in an airplane and learn about the science and safety of flight,” stated Bill DeRouchey, chapter president of the local EAA members. “The flights and workshops are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity and donations of the Local 658 EAA member volunteers.”
For more information about sponsorships or donations please contact Stacy Howard at 480-987-9165 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About International Association of Women Pilots
The Ninety-Nines, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., is a nonprofit organization of women pilots that promotes aerospace education and training, provides aviation scholarships and preserves the unique history of women in aviation through the 99s Museum of Women Pilots and the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. Managed by trustees with the assistance of professional investment advisors, the 99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund has provided aviation scholarships to more than 500 women pilots since its inception in 1940.
EAA is an international membership organization encouraging and supporting recreation aviation. With over one thousand active chapters worldwide, members and volunteers support the Young Eagles program, which has flown over 1.7 million kids. As the leader in recreational aviation, EAA holds its annual AirVenture Oshkosh airshow, the world's largest aviation celebration.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4U or visit www.girlscouts.org.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.