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ACE Program for K-6 students receives $5,000 from FLIR Systems Inc.

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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Connections in Education Program now has $5,000 more to devote to its continuing efforts to emphasize lessons in the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – for the nation’s K-6th-graders, thanks to FLIR Systems Inc.

FLIR’s manager for Air Force programs, Jarrod Nutter, presented a check for that amount to Don Rowland, CAP’s chief operating officer, this morning at National Headquarters. FLIR is the global leader in infrared cameras, night vision and thermal imaging systems.

The ACE Program benefits some 700 teachers and almost 20,000 students in 29 states, and a U.S. Department of Defense school in Turkey, providing educators with lessons plans and teaching materials designed to integrate the aerospace theme in a cross-curricular manner in classrooms.

“We appreciate all that the ACE Program provides for the future members of the U.S. Air Force” and for others who pursue aerospace-related careers, Nutter said after the presentation. “We at FLIR look forward to continuing to provide resources to assist this great effort.”

“This program exists because of partners like you,” Rowland told Nutter upon accepting the check. “It’s amazing how much this amount can help to reach out to so many kids.”

The program includes three basic elements addressing major issues for schools:

  • Academics      to meet future STEM workforce demands.
  • Character      education to combat negative societal forces and prepare productive,      ethical and responsible citizens.
  • Physical      fitness training to create citizens living a healthy and drug-free      lifestyle.

Such emphases complement core components of the CAP aerospace education and cadet programs for members 12-20 years old.

More information about the ACE Program is available online or by email.


Written by Iowa Wing CAP

February 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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