The Defense Department has unveiled a partnership with the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington to drive science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning through simulation technology, DoD News reported Thursday.
Cheryl Pellerin writes that Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Cardozo FLEX Lab Aviation Classroom Experience program Tuesday to introduce the STEM opportunities available to students.
“You’ve got a great opportunity here to take advantage of the equipment, the interaction you’ll have with others, the connection to other laboratories — the variety of things you can do here to open up things for yourselves,” Kendall said, according to the report.
Florida-based TEQGames developed a classroom at Cardozo into a test and evaluation lab with three dual-pilot flight simulators, nine stations for remotely piloted vehicles and an air traffic control tower to provide a learning environment that simulates real-world missions.
The report said the lab offers activities to help test critical thinking with science and math competencies, as well as introduce students to new technical and engineering disciplines and potential STEM careers.