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Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) explores “The
Science of Flight” at annual Summer Academic Camp
August 17, 2016, Mercy College,
Dobbs Ferry, NY
This summer’s Science and Technology
Entry Program (STEP) annual Summer Academic Camp explored
“The Science of Flight.”
One of the more exciting additions to this year’s program
was the acquisition of two brand new flight simulators.
The EduStation Pilot Pro Systems utilize flight simulation
software developed by the aircraft manufacturing giant, Lockheed
Martin. Users of these systems can get up to 75% efficiency
in pilot training without stepping foot inside an aircraft.
These two flight simulators gave students the opportunity
to apply the theoretical knowledge they learned about flight
in the classroom and apply it by becoming the pilot of their
own realistic digital aircraft and fly around the world. Even
President Tim Hall took a turn using the flight simulation
Approximately 50 students from area school districts participated
in the program and attended summer enrichment courses in biology,
Earth science, physics, engineering/technology, science research,
English and mathematics. Eleventh and twelfth grade students
were able to take a college-level nutrition course taught
by associate professor of the School of Health and Natural
Sciences Dr. Embola.
Students also were able to participate in educational trips
this summer including: team-bonding/building at Club Getaway,
Indoor Skydiving at iFly Westchester, Boston Museum of Science
and college tours at both Providence College and Brown University
in Rhode Island.
Source: Mercy College Website - Newsroom - Click
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