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News and Press Releases from the Education Department

The Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Town of Islip, and Long Island MacArthur Airport are celebrating the one-year anniversary of a successful partnership that provides hands-on STEM and Aviation Education. Together, they offered Long Island students with career awareness in science, technology, engineering, math, and aviation.

In tribute to the 100th anniversary of First Lieutenant Russell Maughan's historic "Dawn-to-Dusk" transcontinental flight, Nathan Hoch, an aerospace engineering graduate student from Utah State University, will embark on a unique journey to retrace Maughan's steps.

The Long Island Air & Space Hall of Fame, presented by GSE Dynamics, Inc., proudly announces the inductees for its 2024 class. Each year, the Hall of Fame honors individuals with significantly advanced aeronautical and technological achievements. Proceeds from the luncheon support the museum’s education and preservation programs.

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Garden City, N.Y. January 22, 2024 - The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Catholic Health today kicked off its new partnership, giving Catholic Health naming rights to the museum's Sky Theater Planetarium. To kick off the partnership, The Cradle of Aviation and Catholic Health hosted a special event to promote the value of STEM skills to more than 550 middle school students. This included science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workshops, where students could see the connection between their emerging skill development and possible careers in both health care and aviation.

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is excited to announce the return of the Annual Long Island STEM Career Expo for 10th-11th grade students, set for Monday, October 30th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the museum's Garden City, NY location.
The Expo is designed to empower the next generation of leaders with the skills and knowledge they need for the careers of tomorrow. By fostering partnerships between the academic and business communities, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is committed to developing a skilled workforce capable of meeting the demands of the 21st-century job market.

Garden City, N.Y., September 28, 2023 – In partnership with Community Offshore Wind, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is delighted to announce its role as the host for the upcoming KidWind Competition, uniting over 300 Long Island students. This event invites students from grades 5 to High School to explore renewable energy and engineering principles by designing, building, and testing wind turbines and solar structures. The goal is to cultivate a profound understanding of sustainable technology and ignite a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Garden City, New York - August 20, 2023: The Cradle of Aviation Museum is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of a Federal Save America's Treasures grant. Administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this grant provides essential financial support for an extensive conservation initiative to preserve the museum's historic aircraft and spacecraft collection. With additional backing from the PSEG Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, the museum is making significant strides in safeguarding and displaying its remarkable artifacts.

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is excited to announce its collaboration with local artist Samuel Abrams for the engaging summer exhibit, 'Believable Creatures.' This unique exhibition aims to help museum visitors visualize alien life and imagine extreme environments that may exist beyond Earth. The exhibit showcases Abrams' intriguing sculptures, which combine the language of science and fantasy into life-size installations, depicting believable creatures.

Garden City, N.Y. May 25, 2023 - The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), and the Town of Islip today announced a unique, new partnership to promote aviation education and careers. This partnership empowers educators and students from the East End of Long Island, with the opportunity to explore and experience various aspects of aviation through educational programs, events, and activities sponsored by the Cradle of Aviation Museum and MacArthur Airport.