Youngest man to make solo flight around the world encourages kids to enjoy math and science

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ROSENBERG, TX – What do you do after achieving a monumental goal?

“I set a Guinness World`s record being the youngest solo around the world at age 23. I`m also a National Geographic emerging explorer,” explained Capt. Barrington Irving.

The answer:

“We`ve created a real life magic school bus where I travel around the world conducting amazing expeditions and bringing that back into the classroom,” said Irving.

At Rosenberg`s Lamar Junior High School, Capt. Barrington Irving, with his Flying Classroom, is enticing students, “We travel to different parts of the world, conducting expeditions all around the world, because have you guys ever sat in class, and you`re saying to yourself, this is boring, what does math or science have to do with real life…. We`re using aviation in a way, where we`re not just wanting to say hey, we need more pilots, mechanics, and engineers, we need more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)professionals.”

Students are eating it up. As part of the program, they`ll even be able to build a race car through the “Build and Soar Race Car Project.”

“They want to be exposed to what`s happening in the real world as it relates to math and science.”

You never know which of the students will set the next world record.




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