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BSC teammates help introduce girls to engineering at Wando High School camp

Boeing South Carolina teammates participated at Wando High School’s recent engineering camp for incoming freshman girls who are interested in STEM.

Branko Lakic, associate technical fellow for Airframe Structure Design; Emily Yang, IRCSC Payloads Design engineer; Justin Pratt, Midbody Integration Structures design lead; and Ravi Suriyaarachchi, BR&T Composite Fabrication engineer; introduced the students to the basics of airplane design and assembly as well as the dynamics of flight.

By the end of the week the campers were test-flying their super-light indoor airplane models in the school gym. When we say super-light, we mean it: each airplane weighed approximately four grams – less than two pennies!