$12,000 grant awarded to Rose State from Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission 2018 grant supports camp Published September 8, 2017

Kid's College Rocket LaunchFor the ninth consecutive year, Rose State College’s Aerospace Discovery Camp will partner with Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) to deliver quality aviation education to students.

Rose State was one of 25 selected recipients to receive an Aerospace and Aviation Education Grant.  Rose State will continue providing Oklahoma’s school aged children with the chance to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions, with an emphasis on aerospace and aviation career opportunities.

Rick Woodard, Director of Community Learning and program manager behind the Aerospace Discovery Camp, says “The OAC Grant provides Rose State an opportunity to promote Oklahoma’s expanding aerospace industry to middle school students and excite them about STEM.  The students will have an opportunity to understand such dynamics of rocket launching and many other hands-on activities.”

The grant allows the college to support 80 students at the Aerospace Discovery Camp.

The camp will reconvene in the summer of 2018 on the Rose State College campus. Students in grades 7th through 10th will have four opportunities to attend one week sessions and learn “the sky’s the limit” when it comes to working in the aerospace and aviation industry.

Both the aerospace and aviation industries are experiencing extreme growth in job opportunities, becoming the second largest job sector in Oklahoma with $43.7 billion in economic ventures.

Community members interested in enrolling their children in Aerospace Discovery Camp  for the summer of 2018 should contact Rick Woodard at 733-7392.