on Aug 16th, 2009Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission are Doling out some Funds
Its been reported that last Aug 12 Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission had already approved this two aviation career education contracts that got a total of $48,750 for the STARBASE Oklahoma and to KISS Institute of Practical Robotics. In addition, the commissions have also awarded about three educational grants aviation that will be a total of $19,000 for Ponca City Regional Airport, Metro Technology Center, FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center that is located in Oklahoma City, and Rose State College in Midwest City. According to the Director of Aeronautics Victor Bird that getting over the youth be get interested over this aviation and even aerospace is through this vital Oklahoma’s economic future. Since, aviation and even aerospace industry is considered as a pillar of state economy. Victor Bird additionally stated that they will be doing their best in order to grow and even more cultivate it that includes exposing the young individuals in the fields of technology, math, science, and engineering and support them of developing their skills that needed in order to succeed over their respective careers. Since, these types of camps and even campus schools serve as one way of springboards for several boys and girls who might be chosen in order to pursue a career education especially upon aviation and aerospace industry.
The STARBASE in Oklahoma have also operated in Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma Space Industry, Development Authority in Burn Flat, Oklahoma Space Industry, The Will Rogers Air National Guard Base that is entirely located in Oklahoma City, Anadarko Armory, and Whittaker Education Training Center in Pryor. Its been reported that the contract of this KISS Institute will entirely provide a $18,750 or even 50 percent for the funding of this 15 teams that entirely comprises of learners in sixth until to twelfth grades in order to participate the upcoming institute Botball Educational Robotics Program for this 2010. As a result, nearly about 800 learners are now expecting in order to participate for this botball program that will allow the learners be given an chance to design, program and even build over an autonomous robots that will compete in order to perform various functions.
The Commissioners have already approved an educational grant that is entirely an amount of $4,500 for this Rose State Colleges which is the firstever Space Discovery Camp that will entirely expose the middle school students to its various careers especially for aerospace. With that, the Camp officials have stated that the educational grant money will entirely be use in order to provide some personnel and even material supplies for the camp usage as well to its transportation field trips. Since, the entire focus of this camp is entirely to support the learners improve of calculating its skills that will be entirely needed for math and even science. Aside of that, learners will also be developing some leadership skills and be able to learn about the relevance of teambuilding. About $4,500 grant was already awarded to the Metro Tech’s Career Aviation Campus and to FAA Monroney Aeronautical Center towards Aviation Career Education Camp. Since, the grant will entirely provide materials including the learner’s kit that is already more than two dozen learners which are expected to join this camp. With that, the ACE provides the learners in eight and to ninth grades especially to those who came from those low income families and are at risks of joining schools. The camp also provides learners with some chances of experiencing various facets of its aerospace industry and even encourages them in order to consider about aerospace for their career choices. Since, this 2000 the Aeronautics Commission have already provided about nearly $1 million aviation career education grants to its various camps that includes flight academies and some other worthwhile endeavors that are across in the state. On this fiscal year of 2009, the Commission had already provided that is more than $146,000 on its aviation career education funding.