WATC, STARBASE partner up to test mobile learning lab

Korban Fowler, Future Lab coordinator, Wichita Area Technical College, places the virtual reality eyewear connected to the welding station inside of the Future Maker Mobile Learning Lab Sept. 12. The mobile lab was open to STARBASE students at McConnell Air Force Base to offer hands-on experiences in aircraft manufacturing jobs that require knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The students were having so much fun, they didn’t even know they were learning. Maybe that was the plan all along.

STARBASE students at McConnell Air Force Base got hands-on experiences in aircraft manufacturing jobs when Wichita Area Technical College brought a trailer called the Future Maker Mobile Learning Lab, Sept. 12. Continue reading

184th IW hosts Cyber Patriot Boot Camp

Eleven high school students from the Wichita area participated in the Cyber Patriot Boot Camp hosted by the 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Oct. 14. Cyber Patriot is a National Youth Cyber Education Program that exposes students to various aspects of IT professions.(Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alex Brun)

By Senior Airman Alex Brun, 184th Public Affairs

As technology advances, cyber security has become a skill that is necessary in most career fields. On October 14, the 184th Intelligence Wing hosted a group of local Cyber Patriot students for cyber education training. Continue reading