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Celebrating our History. Inspiring our Future.

Saturday, February 20, 2021 | 10 AM - 3 PM EST

You and your students are invited to join OBAP for an interactive celebration of Black history in aerospace and aviation. During this virtual event, youth of all ages will meet and learn from living history-makers as they share their incredible stories. Attendees will also enjoy live virtual tours and age-appropriate hands-on activities to inspire future aerospace history-makers.

The first 150 registered students will receive a free commemorative Dreams2Careers t-shirt. You can also purchase a Dreams2Careers t-shirt here.


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10-10:15 AM Welcome
10:15 - 11 AM Let's Fly! Behind-the-Scenes at Delta Airlines
Get a live, behind-the-scenes look at the people and processes that power Delta Airlines.
11 - 11:15 AM Brain Break
11:15 AM - 12 PM How Do They Do It? Visit an Airplane Crash Site with National Transportation Safety Board
What happens when there's an airplane accident? Learn from the people who arrive on the scene when there's a crash, and find out how their work makes air travel safer every day.
12 - 12:15 PM Brain Break
12:15 - 1 PM Blast Off! Learning About Space with NASA
Find out how you can reach for the stars to launch your career in space.
1 - 1:30 PM Prize Time
1:30 - 1:45 PM Brain Break & Transition to Breakout Rooms
1:45 - 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions

Grades K-5: We Can Fly | Hands-On Aerospace Activities
How does an airplane fly? What propels a rocket into space? Jump into aerospace with hands-on activities you can do using everyday items at home!

Grades 6-8: Cool Careers in Aerospace

Do you want to be a pilot? Love engineering? Considering launching satellites into space? There's a career in aerospace just for you! Learn about the hundreds of cool careers in aerospace during this panel discussion!

Panelists Include:
Al Monroe, Solairus Aviation
Brad Lindow, Solairus Aviation
Freddie Green, FAA ATC
Tracy Gilbert, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

High School & Collegiate+: Shattering Glass Ceilings
If you're considering a career in aerospace, or preparing to take your aerospace career to the next level, you cannot afford to miss this. Learn from a stellar panel of pioneering professionals during this open dialogue about landing, launching and leading in your dream career.

Panelists Include:
Glenn Gonzalez, Founder and CEO, Jet It
Dr. Michelle Hawkins, Meteorologist, NOAA
Donald James, NASA
Charles Bolden, Former Administrator, NASA
Vanessa Jamison, Change Advisor and Leadership Coach, FAA
Brett Hart, President, United Airlines
Carole Hopson, First Officer, United Airlines

Purchase your Dreams2Careers Commemorative T-shirt

We can dream and achieve like the pioneers before us. Celebrate history with your commemorative Dreams2Careers T-shirt

Register for Dreams2Careers

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