PHOTO BY KEVIN HOGENCAMP
Albany State University’s Joseph West tries his hand at an aircraft simulator Monday at ASU’s National Aeronautic and Space Administration Science Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) project site at the campus library. The project serves all of Southwest Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and Southeastern Alabama. NASA SEMAA classes are taught by certified K-12 teachers using curriculum enhancement activities developed by NASA. The project site inspires and engages students through a series of hands-on, inquiry-based activities and through exposure to cutting-edge technologies presenting real-life aerospace challenges. In addition to program operations on campus, during the academic year this NASA SEMAA Project site operates as an in-school model at West Town Elementary, Southside Middle and Monroe Pre‐Engineering High School. During the summer the project is open to the general public for four, one‐week sessions.