Friday, March 15, 2013

STEMM school has new tool

F100 engine. Photo courtesy STEMM center
VALPARAISO, Fla. -- Science-minded middle school students in Okaloosa County now have a jet engine to use as a learning tool. Airmen from nearby Eglin Air Force Base delivered the engine Friday to the Okaloosa County STEMM Center, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, math and medical studies. The F100 engine from the U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., will be used to demonstrate a variety of scientific principals to students. The STEMM Center plans to invite teachers from across the Panhandle to use the engine in their own programs. (Sources: WEAR-TV, Northwest Florida Daily News, Okaloosa County schools, 03/15/13)