The Muncie-based Academy of Model Aeronautics has formalized its partnership with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals. AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson says the agreement will provide resources and opportunities to African Americans looking to pursue aviation education.
The two organizations recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the AMA headquarters in Muncie. The agreement calls on the groups to move forward with collaborative programs designed to spur participation in aviation. Both organizations supply curriculum support and materials for middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering and math-related subjects.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics was founded in 1936, and includes approximately 187,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, founded in 1976, aims to promote educational opportunities in aviation and aerospace.