The Reno Air Racing Foundation will host the next forum in their Aviation Speaker Series which focuses on space exploration, aeronautical engineering and the love of flight. The free forum will highlight the science teams behind the Mars Exploration Rovers and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM and MARCI/CTX instruments. Pathways to Aviation will take place Friday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Sparks High School.
“Educating students about the science of aviation is so important and we are grateful to be able to provide Pathways to Aviation as an additional resource to enhance their learning experience,” said Steve Carrick, chairman for the Reno Air Racing Foundation. “Our seminars are meant to further engage students and aviation enthusiasts into the fields of aeronautics and aviation as well as provide them an opportunity to learn from pastime pilots and educators.”
The free event provides students with the resources to gain an education in aeronautics and aviation as well as provide K-12 teachers with materials and knowledge to bring the science of flight to the classroom. The event is open to the public and students, educators and anyone interested in aviation are encouraged to attend.
Wendy Marie Calvin, professor of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, will speak to those in attendance sharing her experiences in aviation. Calvin has served on numerous science teams and an advisory group related to NASA’s exploration programs, including Mars, and is currently the vice chair of the Mars subpanel for the Planetary Science and Decadal Survey.
For more information on Pathways to Aviation visit www.renoarf.org.
About the Reno Air Racing Foundation
The Reno Air Racing Foundation was established to educate the public, especially young people, about the world of aviation, emphasizing the role that air racing has had on the evolution of the aviation industry. The Foundation has worked extensively with the local school district to integrate aviation-related skills such as piloting, meteorology, engineering and communications into existing literacy, math, science and history programs.