17 May Taking Off From Columbus, A Flight Around The World To Inspire STEM Education
By CLARE ROTH
On Monday morning, an aviator will take off from Columbus to continue a 90-day around-the-world trip, inspired by a historic Columbus flight more than 50 years ago.
The pilot is Shaesta Waiz, founder of Dreams Soar, a non-profit that seeks to empower students, particularly women and minorities, to participate in science, tech, engineering, math and aviation.
“These are all the fields that I was just terribly afraid of as a kid,” Waiz says. “It wasn’t until I found aviation that I started to understand STEM. And I realized it’s really not that scary, especially if you find your way in with something you’re passionate about.”
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