Milestone C
Shaping Future STEM Leaders

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"For the past decade, it has been my mission to find unique and exciting STEM programs for the staff and students in our district.  Although we have participated in many, none compare to the curriculum that Milestone C offers.  Milestone C is much more than just a fun and exciting STEM program.  The problem-solving, critical thinking and team-building delivery of instruction provides students with the qualities that all universities and employers are seeking in a high quality candidate.  The experiences that the students gain after completing any one of Milestone C courses, will not only prepare them for a future career in a STEM field, but more importantly, for life."
Tina Henckel, Asst. Director of STEM, Shelton Public Schools
"From a school administrator perspective, Dave and Gemo are true professionals to work with. They have the best interests of the students in mind and are very accommodating and easy to work with. Their programs are great for students."
Timothy Dee, Academic Dean, Fairfield College Preparatory School
"As a science teacher, I was very impressed with Milestone C. I was inspired by the amount of growth I saw in each of the students, and I am confident that the skills these students learned will be valuable in their future education and careers. I encourage every student who has an interest in engineering or aviation to sign up for the program!"
Liz Snape, Science Dept. Chair, Notre Dame HS West Haven
"Milestone C is an excellent experience for our students.  It is collaborative problem-solving of real problems that engage the boys.  They love the program!!"
Katie Saxon, VP of Academic Affairs, Notre Dame HS West Haven

“Milestone C has provided our students an experience unlike any other they could encounter in a typical classroom setting.  The program has allowed our students to gain exposure to real world professional skills and experiences.  They have increased their knowledge, communication skills and confidence.  This program provides our students a valuable stepping stone in their future career plan.”
Kathleen Riddle, Curriculum Leader, Shelton Public Schools

“Milestone C is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience hands-on STEM learning in a project-based learning environment. Additionally, students receive exposure to various engineering and aviation career opportunities.”
Victoria White, Supervisor of Professional Learning, Shelton Public Schools

"An information session four months ago was presented by experienced Air Force Pilots Gemo Yesil and Kristi Fleischmann, who have developed a 'once in a lifetime' program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with real-time virtual aviation lesson plans. Twenty-eight All Saints Catholic School grade 5-8 students just completed the first eight-week session in an after-school aviation program which included ...

* Pilot flight simulators of all sorts of airplanes
* Flying drones
* Planning rescue missions
* Learning the science of aerodynamics
* Exploring aviation careers
* Meeting veteran pilots
* Collaborative Team obstacle course compettions

...while Improving Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity Skills.

Middle School students loved learning how to fly planes 'on the ground' and operating drones in the gym. Many look forward to a second session including aviation advanced skills and building their own drone to take home! Milestone C is an opportunity which will positively affect the academic performance of all students in future grades, and the development of college and possible career goals."
John Cook, STEM Teacher, All Saints Catholic School