Paper Airplane Day at the American Center

Paper Airplane Day - Demonstration.

On Saturday, May 27, 10-to-13-year-old students had a chance to learn how real airplanes fly and the critical role of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in building airplanes. After presentations from guest speakers, the students had the opportunity to build their own paper airplanes and compete to win educational materials. Later in the day teams of adults completed in a knowledge quiz about paper airplanes and the science and history of human flight. In the evening students and adult visitors viewed the film “Hidden Figures” which focuses on the work of 3 African-American women, who worked in STEM Careers with NASA during the 1960’s Space Race.