High school student pilots aviation lesson

A high school sophomore has won Texas Instruments´ (TI) #GenSTEM contest and a starring role in the latest edition of STEM Behind Cool Careers, an entertaining series of calculator activities and videos that introduce middle and high school students to unexpected STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, the company said.

The national contest, hosted by former professional football player turned full-time mathematician, John Urschel, asked students and teachers from across the country to submit photos showing how STEM inspires them.

As part of his prize for winning the contest, the aspiring commercial pilot traveled to Dallas where he visited with mathematicians and scientists at Texas Instruments, got a behind-the-scenes tour of the McKinney National Airport and sat in the cockpit of a flight simulator at Southwest Airlines´ training facilities.

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