Aerospace Events to Bring Economic Potential and STEM Education

Events scheduled around the Basin this week will host key leaders from Utah’s Aerospace industry providing STEM learning for students as well as potential business opportunities for local companies. Around 120 students in Duchesne County will have the opportunity to learn about STEM education in aerospace manufacturing careers as part of exhibits at Duchesne High School on Wednesday that will include presenters from Hill Air Force Base and other technology and engineering experts. The aerospace tour will also target local business and community leaders throughout eastern Utah to educate them on the opportunities available in the aerospace industry. Duchesne County Commissioner Gregory Todd is encouraging public involvement throughout the Basin. “It will be interesting [to see] how the representatives from the different companies view our people, businesses and the talents of our people,” shares Todd, who says Duchesne County is hopeful that partnerships could be formed as a result. Following Monday’s Uintah County Commission meeting, Commissioner Mark Raymond commented that the Aerospace industry has learned that there is technical expertise and service available in rural areas that is often much better than other parts of the state and that the tour this weekend could result in partnerships. The event in Roosevelt will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at the Grace Event Center from 6:00 - 8:00pm. The event in Vernal will be held the next day on October 6th at the Uintah County Conference Center from 6:00 - 8:00pm. The community is urged to attend.