Dr. Raghavan is named
Educator of the Year
by Women in Aerospace
The IRES 2021 team presented during two Skype-a-Scientist sessions, speaking to classrooms in Canada and the Philippines! Vanessa, Samantha, Benjamin and Dr. Raghavan shared how engines work with Ms. Laura Genge’s 5th grade class in Toronto and fielded questions by curious students ranging from flight, space, rockets and studying or doing research abroad. Michael took over for Samantha when the IRES team caught up with Ms. Jimenez at Xavier School in the Philippines later that week. Over 60 pre-college students and engineering students joined the session where the IRES team shared details of engine design, testing, high temperature coatings and superalloys. The team and the students also enjoyed discussing research and comparing notes on classes in the U.S. and the Philippines.
Skype-a-Scientist allows thousands of scientists to connect with teachers, classrooms, groups, and the public around the world. It gives students the opportunity to meet real scientists and get answers to their questions from them. You can learn more about this organization here.