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Junior Scientists Land at Bush Airport


August 1, 2011

  © Houston Airport System
  The tour group included students who were interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Houston Airport System welcomed HoustonWorks USA’s STEM Institute for a detailed tour in July.

The group provides middle school and high school students an opportunity to advance their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

One hundred students had an opportunity to participate in a tour of George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

They boarded ecopark shuttles which are powered by compressed natural gas, they visited a Continental/United maintenance hangar, the communications center, cargo facility, a taxiway, and had a rooftop view of planes arriving and landing at one of the busiest airports in the nation.

The tour encourages students to identify and solve problems while increasing their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and gives them a deeper understanding of what is needed for them to be prepared for working in a global economy. 
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