History Hook Boosts STEM Education in Colorado

History Hook Boosts STEM Education in Colorado

History Hook Boosts STEM Education in Colorado

Seventh grader Brent Holcomb, 13, listens to volunteer docent Iain Wayman, 14, explain flight controls of the Navy’s N3N-3 ” Yellow Peril” primary trainer May 3 at the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs. Holcomb arrived from Skyview Middle School in Falcon School District 49 to participate in a new educational program by the Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science. After opening in October, the founders of the museum partnered with the CCESS to boost youth interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, using a hook into history.

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