A number of area students got the chance to see the aerospace industry up close recently through their participation in a high-intensity weekend program.
AirSpace.Orb, sponsored by HoustonWorks USA, gave Carver High School JROTC cadets Alln Thomas II, Gabriela Perez, Hector Alonis, Jared Jackson, Jayla Harris, Karla Gonzales and Samir Hassim, along with MacArthur cadet Derian Fraga, the opportunity to learn from industry professionals during the Saturday classes, which began November 5 at Texas Southern University.
Representatives in the fields of airplane piloting, navigation, air traffic control and more were on hand to give the students a first-hand glimpse into the type of work they do, and teach them what it takes to make it in the science and mathematics industries.
It is an exclusive program; only 50 students from across the Houston area are selected each year. Those selected receive top-level training in STEM subjects —ÿscience, technology, engineering and mathematics, in addition to a stipend and a personalized flight suit.