Students Interact with Aviation Technologies at Annual FAA Event in EHT

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. -

Students from across New Jersey got a unique look at our nation's aviation system on Monday.

On Monday, May 14th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hosted more than 100 high school and college students at the William J. Hughes Technical Center for a day of aviation STEM.

The students were able to see how experts in the aviation field use their technical backgrounds to help keep the nation's airways safe.

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This is the third year for the event, which allows for students to interact with FAA employees, as many of them work toward a career in aviation.

"They're what we consider our workforce of the future so we're excited to open our doors to them so that way they can get a glimpse of the exciting research and testing that we do here at the technical center," said Lyndsay Digneo, aviation STEM program manager for the FAA.

The students also heard from Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft.

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