Today we took a break from our core classes and workshops, split into two groups, and set out for an exciting set of educational adventures. One group cleared security to go "behind the fence" at the Federal Aviation Administration Tech Center, where we met women aeronautics engineers, air traffic controllers, and pavement testing researchers. We learned about chemical and mechanical solutions to safety challenges in aircraft, got inside both fire trucks, and compared the features of each. Our bus also toured the 5000 acre grounds of the entire aviation campus, which includes its own nature preserve, the Tech Center, the 177th ANG, the Coast Guard Helicopters, and ACY Airport.
Back on our Stockton campus, another group walked through the Stockton lakes and forests, played some e-sports, and flew drones. After lunch, we reunited both groups at the Stockton Atlantic City campus, enjoying the rest of our day at the beach. We dragged a seine net and examined our catches, examined wave action in a scientific simulation tank, scoured the shore for seashells, and boarded the bus back to the Galloway campus.
After dinner, some of us watched a little tv (when else have we had time for that!?), some of us launched bottle rockets and re-chalked our walk, and now that the weather has finally cleared, some of us got our volleyball on!
Follow us live tomorrow on the Stockton University Instagram story as we head back to Core Classes and get ready for Professional Women's Night.