2007/05/14

EAA Women Soar 2007

You can change the life of a high school girl who is interested in aviation, science or technology by getting them involved with EAA's Women Soar 2007.

EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) is sponsoring a two day program aimed at inspiring young women in grades 9 - 12 to be "the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, pilots, astronauts and dreamers..."

The young women who participate in this event on 22 - 23 July 2007 in Oshkosh at the EAA headquarters will participate in special presentations, interactive experiences, and two days of interaction with women who have excelled in aviation and other technical and scientific fields. They'll have a chance to meet Anousheh Ansari, a recent space explorer who spent time in the International Space Station last fall, as well as Boeing's first woman test pilot, a woman aviator holding a world speed record, an Air Force combat pilot and other great mentors.

Money is certainly no reason for a young woman to not participate in EAA Women Soar. Most of the cost for the event is underwritten, and the high schoolers only have to pay $10 for the two day event if they register by 30 June 2007. But don't wait, because EAA only has room for about 200 young women.

Certain events can change a person's life. If a young woman you know is undecided about whether she should pursue an education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, discuss EAA Women Soar with her and offer to pay her way and provide her transportation. Or if you know a young woman who is already firmly committed to this career path, helping her make a few special connections through EAA Women Soar might be the difference between an ok start to college and a career or a fantastic, eye-opening introduction to a bunch of special women who have achieved great things in their lives and now want to give back to others.

Check out the Women Soar website. Then get your daughter, niece, student, or daughter of a friend interested in the program.

It might be the best thing you ever did for them.

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