Hill museum welcomes new education specialist

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah recently hired Mark B. Standing to be the museum’s education specialist. He will operate the museum’s Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education.

Standing comes with excellent experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. He’s an educator with more than 32 years in the classroom and was the science facilitator on both the school and district levels for 11 years. 

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Education is to bolster area youth by promoting interest in STEM education. The ACE experience enhances and inspires more than 40,000 students each year as they are exposed to STEM. This experience prepares them for future educational opportunities.

The summer of 2016 marked the fifth year of aviation camp offerings to elementary-aged students at the Hill Aerospace Museum. Three groups of 30-plus students attended a four-day camp that taught science and aviation fundamentals.

The ACE is normally open during regular museum hours (Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and offers free admission.

School groups, youth groups and other groups should have an appointment. Drop-in sessions are usually available for kids on Saturdays.

For appointments or more information on the ACE, call Kristie at 801-825-5817.

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