High school students through out Yuma county got a chance to take a field trip to the NASA Hangar at the airport today.
The trip counts as a dual credit for the engineering 102 class at the University of Arizona. Although it was an optional field trip, most students in this field of study made sure to sign up.
The trip offers students with a first hand look at different branches of engineering right here in Yuma.
Tanya Hodges, the Regional Academic Programs Coordinator at the U of A, says she likes to call Yuma a steam community.
“This means that most of our core jobs come from science- math- engineering and agriculture so this course is meant to develop a pipeline for students to actually experience a day in those fields.”
Students moved through the different branches in rotation, asking questions and getting answers on the engineering behind some of biggest names in the industry.
News 11’s Asal Rezaei spoke to one of the students in attendance, catch the full report on the early and evening edition tonight on KYMA at 5 & 6.