African-American Education Group Exposes Illinois High School Students To STEM Careers.The Aurora (IL) Beacon-News (10/12) reports African-American Achievers Academy of Aurora in Illinois held a summit in West Aurora High School’s cafeteria to teach high school students about opportunities in STEM careers. Participants from several local schools spent learning about different STEM careers while they had the day off from school for Columbus Day.
Pilot Talks To Students About, Trains Teachers In STEM Education At Maryland Elementary School.The Carroll County (MD) Times (10/13, Loricchio) reports Barrington Irving, the youngest person to fly around the world solo, spoke to Cranberry Station Elementary School students about the opportunities available in STEM careers. Irving shared his life story of how he turned down a football scholarship to become a pilot. Irving shared stories about his travels around the world and how he uses what he learned in school, including math and science while flying. Irving will train six teachers at the school in a new STEM curriculum called “Flying Classroom.”