Last week, 25,000 seventh graders in Miami-Dade Public Schools got to learn about the Wright brothers and see the engineering process come to life on stage during the Kitty Hawk musical performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Kitty Hawk is part of the Arsht Center Learning Through the Arts initiative that aims to fuel students’ interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Soaring into its seventh year, Kitty Hawk bridges the STEM gap through the arts with a live musical stage production, an accompanying curriculum and a series of hands-on workshops – all provided free of charge for seventh graders in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Boeing is the program’s largest sponsor, providing a $150,000 grant toward the program. You can read more here.
Florida is home to more than 3,040 Boeing employees working at five sites across the state.
Boeing’s flight training center in Miami has the largest concentration of flight simulators in the U.S. and 2nd-largest in the world with 19 in total, representing eight Boeing commercial aircraft.