The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will host the 1st Annual AHMEC Girls’ Science Expo on Saturday, March 28, from 2 to 5 pm. The museum, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, will present the event in conjunction with its Women in Aerospace and Technology Program (WATP).
The Expo offers participants in grades 3 through 12 an opportunity to present their science projects to the public. Registration for 150 slots, due by March 14, is free and open to young women in three categories: Elementary (grades 3 to 5), Middle School (grades 6 to 8) and High School (grades 9 to 12).
All participants will receive a certificate of participation, and a participation letter will be sent to their respective schools. An awards ceremony will occur at 4:30 pm during which the first, second and third place winners from each age group as selected by visitors attending the Expo will receive ribbons.
Activities for non-participants will include hands-on investigations in each of the seven groups of WATP: physics of flight, space, environment, energy, chemistry, mechanical engineering and robotics, as well as other fun activities. Visitors will also have full access to AHMEC and its exciting exhibits.
“It’s a way to promote all of the wonderful scientific projects that all of the girls in the area are doing,” explained Erica Zwilling, AHMEC Education Coordinator and WATP Director.
WATP is a collaborative effort between AHMEC, the Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and various industry and educational partners in which college students share their love of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with girls throughout the Philadelphia region. The Museum’s strong advocacy outreach and mentoring programs helps to sustain this valuable STEM learning experience for girls.
Admission is $7.00 per person. Email Zwilling at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact AHMEC at 610-436-9600 for more information.
Please download the Registration Form and Rules and Guidelines (pdf version):
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Established in 1996, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is a nonprofit organization that collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft. As the nation’s premier helicopter museum we are dedicated to educating and inspiring all generations using the science and technology of vertical flight.
The Museum displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes. Visitors can climb aboard several of the helicopters for a truly unique hands-on experience. The American Helicopter Museum is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where it coincides with the industry innovators in the Philadelphia region.