A UMW student at the 2013 FredTech STEM Summit. Photo courtesy of the University of Mary Washington.

STEM Summit Features One of Navy’s First Female Fighter Pilots

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Schools & Education

Missy Cummings, one of the U.S. Navy’s first female fighter pilots, will deliver the keynote address March 29 at the third annual FredTech STEM Summit, hosted by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and The University of Mary Washington (UMW).

The STEM Summit will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday in UMW’s Anderson Center.

More than 40 area secondary schools, UMW, Germanna Community College and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, will provide STEM-related information booths and technology demonstrations throughout the day.

Cummings will speak at noon.  She is director of the Humans and Autonomy Lab, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, and a leading authority on drone technologies and human-machine collaboration.

This event is free and open to the public.

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