Coalition Including Wichita State, Textron Aviation to Promote STEM Training
May 14, 2015
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  • A coalition that includes Wichita State University and Textron Aviation is coming together to drive the local conversation about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) training to the future and the Air Capital.

    Educators and professionals in those fields are being invited to attend a two-day Kansas STEM Call-to-Action Forum, June 2-3, at the National Center for Aviation Training on North Webb Road.

    John Tomblin, vice president of research and technology transfer and the executive director of the National Institute for Aviation Researchat Wichita State University, will be the keynote speaker.

    The conference is one of a series being sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association and the Aerospace Industries Association.

    The event has been planned by more than 30 partners in Kansas, including Textron Aviation, NIAR, WSU and STEMpact2020 group.

    Discounted registration — $25 for K-12 teachers, $50 for government and academia, and $100 for industry professionals — is available through May 22 and can be made online.