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Tech Students Learn About Long Island’s Aerospace History

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High school technology students in robotics, computer-aided drafting and video production classes recently visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, which serves to honor the area’s aerospace heritage by preserving and displaying Long Island’s contribution to air and space travel.

During the field trip, the students viewed an IMAX film on Mars and space travel, and took self-guided tours of the museum’s exhibits. The museum docents – including retired engineers, pilots and former military members – provided the students with a wealth of information about every exhibit as well as personal knowledge about the field of engineering.

“This trip is always a great experience for me and my students,” teacher William Lackner said. “Many of them don't know about the deep history of engineering and aviation that came from Long Island. It's a great way to expose them to this."

East Islip senior David Smith, using his knowledge from video production class, later created a video about his experiences at the museum.

“I enjoyed designing the video and interviewing the docents, as they had a lot of important information to share,” Smith said.

Date Added: 1/18/2022



Tuesday, May 17, 2022