Chicagoland/O'Hare Chapter 142
Air Force Association
STUDENTS: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The Air Force Association is dedicated to ensuring America's aerospace excellence and supports the teachers that carry out this mission in the classroom. AFA supports K-12 teachers who specialize in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM fields) through programs such as the Teacher of the Year award, Aerospace Education Grants for educators, and Civil Air Patrol’s free STEM ED programs.
CHAPTER 142's NEW ROCKETRY PROGRAM
Our V.P. of Aerospace Education, Don Ashley, started a new Introduction to Rockets program through libraries in the southwestern Cook, Will, and Kankakee Counties. The first two libraries to host these events are located in Manteno and Bradley, Illinois. Below are a couple of photos of Don working with students during one of the launch events. (The little guy is Don's grandson)