The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) in West Chester is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $2,500 by the PhRMA Foundation. The funding, entitled the STEM Talent Pipeline Grant, will go toward AHMEC’s goal of providing the community with quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to receive this grant,” stated Paul Kahan, AHMEC’s Executive Director. “Being able to present programming like Girls in Science and Technology (GIST), STEAM Storytime, STEM Workshops, and Science Saturdays is an important aspect of the Museum’s mission to preserve rotary-wing aviation history, educate society on helicopters and their missions and inspire future generations.”
The formal announcement of PhRMA Foundation’s grant will occur on Thursday, October 21, at the Museum from 11 a.m. until noon. State Representative Dianne Herrin will present AHMEC with the donation.
The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, noon until 5 pm. All visitors must abide by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s mask-wearing requirement and respect social distancing. Hand sanitizer is available. Contact the Museum at 610-436-9600 or see the website at www.americanhelicopter.museum
for more information.
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft, including over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes.