InTrans / Jun 30, 2015

STEM Learning Jet/Technology and Engineering Curriculum (Seward County Community College)

MTC collaborating institution Seward County Community College is offering a new Technology and Engineering Curriculum, which is enhanced by activities in a unique and innovative classroom inside a Boeing 727 jet—the STEM Learning Jet. The classroom is located at the Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal, Kansas.

Through funding provided by the MTC, the STEM Learning Jet and a special curriculum are available to middle and high school students and their teachers for on-site learning activities. The goal is to improve students’ proficiency in STEM subjects and encourage female and minority students to choose STEM careers.

In June 2015, 24 public school teachers toured the facility and participated in a workshop to help them teach the curriculum to their students.