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Kent State University-based Aviation Camp Open to all High School Girls

Kent State University employees are encouraged to embolden their high school-aged daughters, relatives and friends to apply to the Nikki Kukwa Memorial Aviation Camp. On July 14-16, Kent State’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will host the ninth annual camp, a three-day aviation excursion, free to all high school girls.

The camp was created to inspire female students to consider careers in aviation. Currently, fewer than 5 percent of the world’s pilots are women; likewise, other aeronautics careers are currently male-dominated. The camp provides an opportunity for girls to learn what careers in aviation they may be interested in by touring the Kent State Air Traffic Control Laboratory, the Parker Hannifin Flight Department and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Campers stay in Kent State residence halls with their mother or female guardian. All transportation and food are supplied by the university. Girls also will be able to take an exploratory flight in one of Kent State’s Cessna or Piper airplanes.

This is a unique opportunity that exposes female students to careers they otherwise may not have considered. Only 15 students will be selected for the camp, so those who are interested are encouraged to apply today.

The deadline to apply is June 30: www.kent.edu/caest/nikki-kukwa-camp.

Video: http://tinyurl.com/NikkiKukwaCamp

For more information, contact Jessica Tremayne-Farkas at jtremayn@kent.edu or 330-672-1498.