The Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has recognized Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education department with the Community Champion Award for supporting the institute’s SMART@ER middle school and high school program.
AE has been providing Embry-Riddle with the CAP curriculum for use in SMART@ER — Space, Manufacturing, Aviation, Robotics, Technology @ Embry Riddle. CAP AE’s AEROSPACE: The Journey of Flight textbook is the official textbook, and STEM Kits, Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) materials, and other resources have been provided as needed.
The Community Champion Award was presented Sept. 11 at the Embry-Riddle SMART@ER Conference at Daytona Beach, Florida.
Sue Mercer, AE program manager, made two presentations on the wide selection of CAP AE materials, and nearly all 200 teachers in attendance are now CAP educator members.
The conference focused on supporting instructors, Career and Technology Education directors, school administrators, and business partners in launching and managing programs at their campus.
The Gaetz Institute introduces high school students, primarily in public schools, to rigorous STEM-related courses that prepare them for college while providing a clear pathway to college graduation and employment in dynamic industries.