For more information on Larkins and the DreamLaunch Tour, visit www.jamaillarkins.com.
Embry-Riddle Professors Conduct Aviation Workshops
The EAA's three-day Women Soar / You Soar program for high school girls at EAA AirVenture will run July 26-28, offering aviation career exploration, discovery, inspiration, and fun. Female Embry-Riddle faculty members Chris Meigs and Heidi Steinhauer will lead workshops scheduled for the morning of July 27.
Meigs, an assistant professor of aeronautical science, will introduce the girls to aircraft basics, flight controls, basic flight data, and weather. She'll then assist the girls in a flight-planning exercise and show them how to use a computer flight-simulation program. At the conclusion of the session, Meigs will discuss aviation's female pioneers and heroes.
Steinhauer, an assistant professor of engineering, will teach the girls the basics of flight by guiding them in the construction of glider versions of the first supersonic aircraft, the X-1. The girls will then test their models and fly them in a precision-landing competition for prizes.
After the workshops conclude, the Embry-Riddle professors will accompany the girls to the Embry-Riddle tent to watch that day's air show.
Also at the Embry-Riddle exhibit space, from July 29 through Aug. 1, representatives of the University's Women's Center will be on hand to answer questions about Embry-Riddle and to quiz visitors on their knowledge of women in aviation history for prizes. The Women's Center offers a friendly setting where female Embry-Riddle students can tap into services and programs that promote personal, academic, and professional achievement.
Please stop by Embry-Riddle's tent at EAA AirVenture for details on undergraduate and graduate degree programs, certificate programs, and many other educational options offered by the global leader in aviation/aerospace education.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering, educating students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through the Worldwide Campus at more than 130 campus centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.
Jamail Larkins will be at the Embry-Riddle booth, Exhibit Space #397-401 at AirVenture each day (July 27-August 1) from 2-2:30 p.m.
The Embry-Riddle - sponsored dragster is powered by a Pratt & Whitney J-60 jet engine, burns 25 gallons of jet fuel per pass, and weighs 1,350 pounds with fuel and driver.
Activities over the four-day session, July 28-31, include flight simulators, workshops, sessions with aviation personalities, and insider access during the AirVenture air shows.
A plaque honoring Jack Hunt, the first president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will be dedicated on the EAA Memorial Wall at Oshkosh (Wisc.) AirVenture 2008 during a ceremony on Sunday...