Minnesota STEM Workforce Call to Action
Fly to the Future on STEM Pathways | Access – Innovation – Partnership
A interactive dialogue on how we can work together to design and build a strong STEM pathway that engages students throughout K-12 and beyond, connecting them with practitioners, career awareness and education and training opportunities.
Featured Keynotes by: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Dr. John Olson , Dale Klapmeier October 6, 2016 – Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center
Convened by the Aerospace Industries Association in partnership with AirSpace Minnesota
Girls International Aviation Day 2016
Minnesota led the way in the second annual Girls International Aviation Day, hosting the world’s largest celebration among all Women in Aviation International (WAI) chapters. Held by the Stars of the North WAI, the experience brought over 1,200 people to the Downtown St. Paul Airport on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Plans for the 2017 Girls International Aviation Day are underway.. To learn more or to volunteer for the 2017 GIAD event visit their website at Stars of the North WAI
Lt. Col. Richard E “Dick” Cole • Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum was very honored to present living legend, Lt. Col. Richard E “Dick” Cole. A great presentation about the Doolittle Raid by Jon Tennyson with remarks and first hand accounts by Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Dick Cole at 101 years of age. Col. Cole who was Jimmy Doolittle’s copilot presented a Doolittle Raid Congressional Gold Medal to Ron and Diane Fagen to be displayed in the Museum to honor a deceased Minnesota Raider recipient. The group shot features all the WWII Veterans at the event. Lt. Col. Dick Cole is shown displaying the Congressional Gold Medal he presented.
Girls International Aviation Day 2015
Minnesota led the way in the first annual Girls International Aviation Day, hosting the world’s largest celebration among all Women in Aviation International (WAI) chapters. Held by the Stars of the North WAI and AirSpace Minnesota, the experience brought 1,000 people to the Downtown St. Paul Airport on Saturday, September 26. The skies over St. Paul were filled with excitement as 213 young people received Young Eagles flights provided by volunteer pilots from EAA Chapters 25, 1518 and 237. Plans for the 2016 Girls International Aviation Day are underway.. To learn more or to volunteer for the 2016 GIAD event visit their website at Stars of the North WAI
Tribute to Bob Hoover • Paramount Studios • Los Angeles, CA • February 20-21, 2014 – The goal was to preserve the legacy of a legendary aviator… Bob Hoover, while developing opportunities for his legacy to inspire future generations. This event fulfill that mission, as well as a “Thank You” to Bob and Colleen for a lifetime of contributions to aviation benefiting us all.
The Kiddie Hawk Air Academy is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to introducing, educating, and sparking children’s interest in aviation. The Kiddie Hawk Trainers give children ages 4-9 a sense of flight, albeit only a few feet off the ground. It is the mission of the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy to give children the “spark” they need to help create the next generation of aviators and aviation Legends, while teaching them the importance of academic excellence to reach their aviation dreams.
AirSpace Minnesota • Go Boldly
By connecting young people with role models past and present while engaging in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education experiences, we can will help students see what’s possible when dreams and skills connect and support pathways to increased personal success. This work is key to developing a future workforce equipped to grow economic opportunities for our region.
2014 Living Legends of Aviation:
Jack Erickson • David Hurley • T.Allan McArtor • Roy Morgan • David Neeleman • John Uczekaj • Treat Williams
Living Legends of Aviation
2016 Living Legends of Aviation:
Greg Feith • Michimasa Fujino • Daniel Wolfe •Lt.Col.Richard “Dick” Cole • Staff Sgt.David Thatcher
Living Legends of Aviation