The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission approved aerospace and aviation education funding for nine deserving programs across the Oklahoma City-metro area.
Sooner Flight Academy received an Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grant to help fund the Aviation Science in the Classroom Program project.
On June 15, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced a plan to strengthen student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM). The plan will see the Department of the Navy double its investment in STEM education initiatives to more than $100 million dollars by 2015.
On June 24, OU Aviation juniors Jennifer Scanlon and Robin Torres successfully completed the 2011 Women’s Air Race Classic, flying in the university’s Piper PA-28-161 Warrior aircraft. The pilots finished the cross country race in first place among first-time event flyers.