CROSBY -- Crosby-Ironton High School junior Evan Stalker recently earned honorable mention in the high school flying car competition.
NASA Langley Research Center, Aerospace Vehicle Systems Technology Office and the Federal Aviation Administration, National Aviation Education Program, annually invite high school classrooms and/or student teams to submit their ideas for a practical flying car. Students are encouraged to work with teachers to choose a subject that can be completed in six to seven months.
Every year, C-I biology teacher Robert Palmer requires his students to complete a research project as part of the general biology curriculum. Stalker chose to produce a conceptual design for a flying car.
"I hope his talent and determination provide inspiration to future science students," Palmer said.
Each winning student and their teacher/adviser is invited to attend the competition award ceremonies July 30 at the E.A.A. AirVenture 2004 in Oshkosh, Wis. All participating schools received financial awards from an education grant with Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
The award will be used to help fund other student science projects at Crosby-Ironton.
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