Daughter Day a Huge Success
the Faa’s aviation and
Space education program
(avSed) was part of the wai
conference this year.
the avSed program is the
Faa’s educational outreach
program and provides
teachers and students with
engineering, and math
this year’s avSed workshop
provided attendees with
hands on activities designed
to help educators put avia-
tion lessons back into their
classrooms. among the many
activities discussed were
their aviation career educa-
tion (ace) academies.
these programs immerse
students in the many
career opportunities in the
aerospace field. this year,
there will be ace academies
across the country and a
local one in the dFw area on
June 5-9, 2012.
For more information on
ace academies and the
go to their web site at
Dads and moms, aunts and uncles, Girl Scout troop leaders and even a few “just friends of the family”
got their hands gluey and suffered
paper cuts Saturday, March 10, during the first ever “Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Day” held during the 23rd Annual International
Women in Aviation Conference at
the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Even the
rain did not deter locals from turning up early, filling the room with 160 participants for the event.
The girls received a special, unplanned treat of
a Q & A session with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Z. Nagin Cox, who spoke at the WAI luncheon the day before. It was a first time for many
of the girls to meet a real live rocket scientist!
Creativity stoked, the girls learned about flight
planning and navigation, and each had a hand
at flying Microsoft Flight Simulator programs on
laptops provided with monies from a UPS Foun-
The day ended with a tour of the Exhibit Hall
where many exhibitors, having been alerted in
advance to the program, were prepared with fun
giveaways and candy for the girls to collect.