Partnering with the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, IWASM hosts the Engineering Exploration Camp on the Athens campus of Ohio University. Established in 2008, the camp gives female high school students the opportunity to explore careers specifically in engineering. This three-day residential experience will introduce participants to chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical engineering (haptics/robotics), industrial technology (plastics) and automatic identification technology. Program courses are taught by Ohio University engineering faculty. Students are given the opportunity to interact with Ohio Univversity engineering students who work as program counselors. Participants are housed in a residence hall on the campus under the supervision of university-trained chaperones and escorts. Round trip bus transportation to Ohio University (Athens, OH) from Cleveland is provided.
The International Women?s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) is a free museum in the terminal building at Burke Lakefront Airport. The museum?s mission is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space by documenting their past, present and future contributions. The museum?s exhibits celebrate the achievements of women in air and space. Education programs introduce students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Programming includes an annual Family Day, lectures, guided tours, career development, two summer camps for female high school students and other special events. IWASM?s Joan L. Hrubec Aviation Education Center opened in October 2010 and has hands-on activities and exhibits designed to introduce children to various aspects of aviation, hosts school groups and provides children?s programming.