2nd Annual Wings of Women Conference to be held September 22 & 23
On September 24, 2011 IWASM held its first Wings of Women Conference. On that day the museum welcomed 96 female students, some of which came from as far away as Detroit and West Virginia, and 17 female mentors working in the fields of aviation, aeronautics, and engineering. The girls interacted with the mentors during activities, meal times, and a Q & A panel discussion where the girls were able to ask any questions they may have about these careers. The conference ended with a guest speaker discussing her experience and perseverance in the field of aviation. The following day 43 of the female students returned for Young Eagle Flights courtesy of the EAA. For many of the students this was their first time in an airplane. IWASM will be hosting this wonderful event again this year on September 22 & 23. The conference is open to girls in grades 6-12 and the registration fee is only $20 per student and includes meals, activities and a t-shirt to remember their time at the conference.
If you know a female student or a potential female mentor who would be interested in participating in this year's conference please follow the link to the mentor and student applications or call 216-623-1111 for more information. If you would like to sponsor this year's conference please call Michelle Epps at 216-623-1111.