Trying to bring more STEM activities to the community, the Snowflake Innovation Space worked to form a partnership in Navapache County. In September 2018, the Snowflake Innovation Space approached the Heber chapter of the Experimental Airplane Association to explore programs for late teens and young adults around building and learning to pilot an experimental airplane.
This collaboration is a work in progress that will eventually allow individuals in the community to learn more about experimental airplanes and their work. So far, the organization is focusing on people ages 16-19 to get involved in the project and has impacted over 15 people thus far.
With funding from RAIN, the organization in Snowflake, AZ has been able to advance this partnership and get more people interested. We look forward to hearing more about the success of this project.
The Arizona Rural Activation and Innovation Network (RAIN) is funded by the National Science Foundation to oversee grant funding for informal STEM education projects in four rural Arizona communities: Cochise County, Graham and Greenlee County, the Verde Valley, and the Navapache/White Mountains region. RAIN acts as a resource for best practices in informal STEM program development and works to highlight effective STEM programs, employers and organizations across the state of Arizona. Interested in applying for a grant? Visit our website today and learn more about the opportunities in your community.