Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum opens STEM center that will welcome 6,000 Hawaiian students annually

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum this week opened a 4,000-square-foot aviation learning center that will serve approximately 6,000 Hawaiian students each year.

“Our Pearl Harbor location deepens understanding of history as students delve into STEM fields,” Elissa Lines, executive director of the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, said in a statement. “Our goal is to promote academic preparation in the fields of aviation and aerospace, as well as leadership skills, to give a boost to the future of many students. “

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Students in Grades 3 to 12 will learn from a nationally approved curriculum and get hands-on STEM experiences in each area of ​​the center, including the Learning Lab, Simulator Bay, and Hangar, which houses a 1962 Cessna 150B.

Each space will teach students basic aviation concepts, such as calculating the route taking into account weather conditions, as well as engineering and mechanical topics. The award-winning Aviation Learning Center The program encourages students to practice their problem solving and team building skills.

According to Lines, research shows that Hawaii in particular faces a severe shortage of pilots, technicians, mechanics and engineers.

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“Real employment opportunities exist here in Hawaii for qualified candidates in the various career paths that students will encounter in the Aviation Learning Center,” said Lines. “This new educational resource addresses a critical need in STEM programming for students. “

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