2018.8.9 COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

Submitted by Sandra Shelton on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:06am
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08/08/2018

OKLAHOMA AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018, AT 10 AM

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FIRST FLOOR COMMISSION ROOM

200 NE 21ST STREET

OKLAHOMA CITY OK

 

AGENDA

 

 

1.     Announcement of COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETING AcT, filing of meeting notice, and posting of the agenda — Chairman David Conway

 

2.     CALL TO ORDER AND RECORDING OF MEMBERS PRESENT AND ABSENT —Chairman David Conway

 

3.     APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING JULY 12, 2018 — Chairman David Conway

 

Action Required

 

4.     AEROSPACE AND AVIATION EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM — Catherine Taber, Aviation Program Manager and Aviation Education Coordinator

The Commission will consider approving an amendment to the contract for the FY18 Aviation Education funds awarded to Thick Descriptions. This amendment will extend the Time of Performance from July 31, 2018 to August 31, 2018.

 

Action Required

 

5.     AEROSPACE AND AVIATION EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM — Catherine Taber

The Commission will consider approving state aviation grant and contract applications for the FY19 Aerospace and Aviation Education Grant Program.

A.     Ada City School District - “The Sky is Not the Limit”: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Ada City School District for the program held August 10, 2018 – June 30, 2019. "The Sky is Not the Limit" is an aerospace education program designed by Ada City School District to build necessary skills in science, technology, engineering and math and to ensure that students are aware that those skills can lead to high demand careers in the field of aviation. It is estimated that 2,614 students will participate. The requested amount is $25,902.73; staff recommendation is for $20,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

B.     Bethany Middle School: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Pitsco Aerospace and Flight STEM Unit. The goal of this program is to motivate students to engage in scientific problem solving as they learn the principles of flight through the exploration of phenomena.  It is estimated that 450 students will participate. The requested amount is $3,108.96; staff recommendation is for $3,100.00.

 

Action Required      

 

C.     City of Altus: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the City of Altus program titled Altus Aviation Camp. The program is intended to teach aviation basics through STEM education. It is their goal not only to teach children about aviation but to create a passion for it and an interest in pursuing aviation-related career fields later in life. The program will focus on rocketry, aerodynamics, lift theory, and aircraft design and control. It is estimated that 80 students will participate. The requested amount is $2,500.00; staff recommendation is for $2,250.00.

 

Action Required

 

D.     Class Matters, Inc.: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for Class Matters, Inc. in which Northeast Academy Mid-High School students will gain an understanding of the history of aviation and aerospace, and learn how to identify the various parts of an airplane and helicopter. The students will also participate in an orientation flight to provide a real life experience of the principles of flight first-hand with an experienced pilot or simulation engineer. Students will also learn about the economic impact of the aerospace industry in Oklahoma and gain an understanding of the relationship between the FAA and the aviation industry. It is estimated that 25 students will participate. The requested amount is $29,754.00; staff recommendation is for $5,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

E.     Dove Science Academy – South Oklahoma City (DSA-SOKC): The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Dove Science Academy-South Oklahoma City Aviation Lab to be located in the new DSA-SOKC campus. The goals of this program are to introduce middle and high school students to aviation through hands-on experience in flight simulators and enrich their curriculum by incorporating aerospace fundamentals into all core content and encouraging students to consider college and career fields in aerospace and aviation. It is estimated that 300 students will participate. The requested amount is $19,900.00; staff recommendation is for $19,900.00.

 

Action Required

 

F.     For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for the Oklahoma Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, which will be held in March 7-9, 2019 at the Cox Convention Center. More than 1,200 students in grades 7-12 will compete in the event. Students are required to use STEM principles to design and build their robots, skills that are critical to the future of Oklahoma’s aerospace and aviation workforce. Various Oklahoma aerospace companies as well as Tinker Air Force Base will mentor and/or assist in sponsorship of FIRST Robotics teams. FIRST uses robotics to inspire youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Outcomes are directly linked to the demand for a technically literate workforce.  The requested amount is $5,000.00; staff recommendation is for $5,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

G.     Gordon Cooper Technology Center: The Commission will consider approving an education grant to make improvements to the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program at Gordon Cooper Technology Center that will enhance the quality of student’s education experience.  The program has a direct application to aviation/aerospace as they are training Airframe and Powerplant mechanics. Upon completion of the program, students may obtain jobs at Oklahoma Aerospace employers such as Tinker Air Force Base, MR Corp., and smaller owned companies. The program is designed to better instill the safety procedures and tool control practices that will carry directly into the state's aviation pipeline. It is estimated that 100 students will participate. The requested amount is $20,000.00; staff recommendation is for $10,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

H.     Greatest Stories Never Told: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for the Fly with Banning program which will run from September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018.  The Fly with Banning program focuses on James Herman Banning, the first African American to earn a U.S. Dept. of Commerce pilot's license and fly coast-to-coast from California to New York. The program offers a comprehensive technique including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities that will engage children and adults in the historically significant and modern relevancy of STEM today. Approximately 15,000 students and adults will be served. The requested amount is $15,000.00; staff recommendation is for $7,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

I.      Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport (GOK) 2-Day Summer Flight Camp to engage and inspire Oklahoma's next generation to become leaders in the aviation industry and in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The program will include: Four Forces of Flight; Building Paper Airplanes & Styrogliders and learning parts of the airplane and what those parts do to control the aircraft; Building and Launching Rockets and how the four forces of flight effect the direction of flight on the airplane and rocket both.   Approximately 20 students will be served. The requested amount is $1,211.00; staff recommendation is for $1,211.00.

 

Action Required

 

J.     Guthrie Junior High: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Guthrie Junior High Unmanned Aerial Systems program to engage students in a higher level, critical thinking learning experience. This new aerospace concentration class includes hands-on courses in building and flying unmanned aircraft systems, core aerospace courses, and possible participation with industry partners. Approximately 135 students will be served. The requested amount is $10,262.46; staff recommendation is for $5,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

K.     KISS Institute for Practical Robotics: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for KISS Robotics' Botball and Junior Botball Challenge Robotics program. The programs were created specifically to attract students of all ages to STEM fields and to get them actively involved, engaged, and excited about solving real world problems.  Workshops and tournaments will occur from August 1, 2018 through May 10, 2019. The program will serve approximately 3,500 students in grades K-12.  The majority of the contract will provide funding of scholarships for Botball team registrations. Scholarship priority is given to inner city and rural schools, and schools serving underserved populations. Mentors are utilized from the University of Oklahoma’s Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering Department, as well as from aerospace companies and the FAA, Sooner Flight Academy and Tinker Air Force Base. The requested amount is $10,500.00; staff recommendation is for $10,500.00.

 

Action Required

 

L.     Merritt Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Merritt Public Schools STEM program.  The More They Know is a project that will incorporate STEM with reading and social studies and will include building and launching rockets, a tour of the Stafford Air and Space Museum, and lessons on the history of aviation and space flight. It is estimated that 175 students will participate. The requested amount is $1,513.62; staff recommendation is for $1,362.00.

 

Action Required

 

M.    MetroTechnology Center – “ACE Camp”: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Metro Technology Center’s 2019 Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Camp program. The goal of the Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) camp is to expose 7th and 8th grade students to careers available within the aerospace industry. Using a STEM curriculum, students will gain an understanding of the history of aviation and aerospace, learn how to identify the various parts of an airplane, and be provided an orientation flight to experience the principles of flight first-hand. The requested amount is $18,170.00; staff recommendation is for $13,250.00.

 

Action Required

 

N.     Newspaper in Education Institute – Daily Oklahoman: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for The Oklahoman to produce a newspaper insert and workbook entitled "Soaring Oklahoma 2018: Aerospace and Defense." The insert and workbook will be used by students and teachers throughout the state and will include aerospace and aviation curriculum and careers information. Eight lesson plans will be published digitally and in The Oklahoman Newspaper, and delivered in classroom sets to registered teachers. The program will run from October through mid-December of 2018, and reach approximately 195,000 students. The requested amount is $5,000.00; staff recommendation is for $5,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

O.     Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnership - OK2Grow: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for their Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnership (OEIP) Day program held in July of 2019. OEIP is a partnership among educators, counselors, administrators, industry leaders, government policy makers and members of the economic development community focused on providing relevance and rigor to STEM education/training and workforce development while exposing STEM educators to high value careers in Oklahoma, thereby motivating students to develop and maintain a career pathway, providing professional development for Oklahoma STEM educators.  Three hundred Oklahoma 5th through 12th grade STEM teachers, counselors and administrators will be exposed to three of the five wealth-producing industrial sectors in Oklahoma including aerospace and defense. The aerospace and defense day will include tours of regional aerospace companies and related workshops in the afternoon. Teachers will be empowered to link STEM and aerospace together in the classroom for their students. Emphasis will also be placed on aerospace careers.  Teachers will tour Tinker Air Force Base and the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. Approximately 15,000 students will be served. The requested amount is $65,500.00; staff recommendation is for $10,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

P.     Oklahoma Science and Engineering Foundation: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation FIRST LEGO League. Students will explore a variety of subject areas as they develop their innovative solutions to the problems that they identify for the seasonal topic, INTO ORBIT which explores the challenges of living and working in outer space.  These areas may include gravity, materials science, control systems, thermodynamics, propulsion, and navigation which are all topics studied by aerospace engineers. As they develop their robot designs, students will learn new skills in structural design, mechanical design, geometry, motion, stability, time management, programming, and math. The program will reach an estimated 1,650 students.  The requested amount is $5,000.00; staff recommendation is for $5,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

Q.     Oklahoma State University - Speedfest: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Oklahoma State University Speedfest VIX program held June 2018 – April 2019 (Competition April 27-29 2019). Speedfest now in its 9th year, is an exciting, high-speed aircraft design / build / fly competition which is intended to foster enthusiasm for aviation and STEM in general. There are two flight competition classes. Alpha Class is the advanced class which is for collegiate-level teams. India Class is the Invitational class which consists of high school teams, and teams of K-12 teachers formed from across the state of Oklahoma. The program will reach an estimated 250 participants. The requested amount is $15,000.00; staff recommendation is for $12,500.00.

 

Action Required

 

R.     Okmulgee Public Schools: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the Okmulgee Public School Project Flight which integrates all subject areas in grades 4-8 through an interdisciplinary approach to STEM concepts and career exploration in Aviation and Aerospace. Key features include a kick-off with a Teaching & Learning Academy for teachers, hobby kits for rockets, helicopters, airplanes, and drones, STEM learning activities and research projects, and culminating in an annual Career and Flight Fair. The program will reach an estimated 500 students. The requested amount is $10,750.00; staff recommendation is for $7,500.00.

 

Action Required

 

S.     Owasso High School: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Owasso High School students to learn the basic fundamentals of aerodynamics through the study of history and the principles of flight. Students will integrate math, science, and engineering principles to understand how atmospheric conditions affect flight, learn how to use navigational systems, build and fly unmanned aircraft systems, and learn to fly an airplane using a simulator. Students will study the aviation industry's impacts today and career options available throughout the year.  The program will reach an estimated 1,500 students. The requested amount is $11,365.00; staff recommendation is for $6,432.00.

 

Action Required

 

T.     Rose State College: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Rose State College's Aerospace Discovery Camp program. There will be four one-week camps that serve a total of 80 students in grades 7-10 during June – July 2019.  The goal of the program will be to expose middle school students to the excitement of a career in aeronautics and also to expose them to the educational route to those careers through pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The requested amount is $19,891.00; staff recommendation is for $12,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

U.     Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Take Flight!: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Southeastern's Take Flight!  Aviation Science Camp Program. The camp will serve 24 students in grades 7-11 during June 2019 in Durant, OK. Campers’ focus will be on various topics within the broad fields of both aeronautics and aviation.  The camper will learn about career paths in Aeronautics, dealing with the details of manned flight and/or aircraft design.  With aviation, the camper will be able to grasp what it means to be a pilot, navigator and/or airport operator. Students will cover aerodynamics, aircraft design/performance, flight and navigation and weather during the week-long camp. The requested amount is $10,900; staff recommendation is for $6,000.

 

Action Required

 

V.     Space Pal USA – Space Camp in a Box: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for Space Pal USA’s Space Camp in a Box Program. Space Camp in a Box is a unique STEM-focused Air, Space and Robotics Curriculum for children in grades 5-8. This curriculum offers a hands-on approach to learning where students gain knowledge and skills in the subjects of Air, Space and Robotics. The interactive learning environment allows students to discover their natural abilities and gives them confidence to pursue air, space, and robotics and excel in other STEM subjects. The curriculum was designed to be easy to teach and flexible enough to be used in any type of learning environment. The program will reach an estimated 60,000 students.  The requested amount is $20,000.00; staff recommendation is for $5,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

W.    STAAR Solutions: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for Aerospace America's Star Spangled Salute Air Show, which will be held at Tinker Air Force Base in May 31-June 2, 2019. The Star Spangled Salute air show will give young visitors a number of ways to learn about the aviation and military aviation industries. The show includes many static displays and aircraft tours, as well as hands-on opportunities to learn about how these aircraft are maintained. The show also provides educational benefits to adult visitors with as many as 230,000 people expected to be in attendance.  The program will reach an estimated 15,000 students.  The requested amount is $25,000.00; staff recommendation is for $25,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

X.     STARBASE Oklahoma Inc.: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for STARBASE Oklahoma Inc.'s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) STEM for the Stars program. The program will provide hands-on, inquiry-based aerospace STEM educational enrichment programs to 5,000 Oklahoma 5th graders through traditional STARBASE curriculum provided on day a week for six consecutive weeks, as well as to 6th-8th grad students via STARBASE 2.0, and after school STEM mentoring program. The requested amount is $30,000.00; staff recommendation is for $27,500.00.

 

Action Required

 

Y.     Thick Descriptions – STEAM in FLIGHT: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for Thick Descriptions STEAM in FLIGHT program held from the fall of 2018 through spring of 2019. The program applies to aviation/aerospace through a commitment to science.  Past attendees have expressed an interest to learn more about aviation and aerospace.  To support this interest, future camps are tailored to connect the natural sciences with engineering in ways that utilize Oklahoma’s unique resources while offering a fresh approach to kids specifically with a love for aviation. The program is estimated to serve 400 participants. The requested amount is $26,000.00; staff recommendation is for $7,000.00.

 

Action Required

 

Z.     Tulsa Community WorkAdvance: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for Tulsa Community WorkAdvance’s Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Job Training program. Tulsa Community WorkAdvance (TCW) is a unique program that is proven to bridge the skills gap in Tulsa's aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors. We provide short-term, customized technical training and extensive soft skills training to underserved Tulsans so they can start new careers in high-demand industries like advanced manufacturing and aerospace. TCW's goal is to bridge the skills gap to drive economic growth and provide a pipeline of skilled workers to area employers while simultaneously increasing postsecondary credentials and employment for low-income Tulsans to break the cycle of poverty. The program is estimated to serve 60 adult students. The requested amount is $31,860.00; staff recommendation is for $15,930.00.

 

Action Required

 

AA.  Tuskegee Airmen: The Commission will consider approving an education contract for the Tuskegee Airmen Aerospace camp to provide youth ages 15-17 with the opportunity to experience aviation and aerospace in the surrounding Oklahoma City area. The students will learn what career opportunities are available to them in aerospace engineering, aviation science, and flight careers. Youth will be able to learn the many aviation related industries located in the Oklahoma City and surrounding area. Approximately 25 students will participate. The requested amount is $3,525.00; staff recommendation is for $1,762.00.

 

Action Required

 

BB.  University of Oklahoma - Sooner Flight Academy: The Commission will consider approving an education grant for the OU Sooner Flight Academy Education Programs. The Aviation Science in the Classroom program will be held throughout the 2018-2019 school year and the OU Sooner Flight Academy program will be held during the summer of 2019. The primary goal of the OU Sooner Flight Academy (SFA) is to provide opportunities for learners of all ages to develop a love for aviation, to learn about the science and math of flight through hand-on experiences, and to set the stage for life-long contributions to Oklahoma aviation and other STEM career fields. Approximately 3,150 students in grades K-12 will participate. The requested amount is $49,900.00; staff recommendation is for $46,500.00.

 

Action Required

 

6.     CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM - Dale Williams, Deputy Director- Airports

A.     The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Capital Improvement Program at Mid America Industrial (Pryor) Regional Airport.  The project consists of installing new LED REILs, LED PAPIs, AWOS, and rotating beacon.  Based on bids, the total project cost is $385,177 and will be funded with $365,918 of state grant funds, and $19,259 of sponsor matching funds. 

 

Action Required 

 

B.     The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Capital Improvement Program at Texhoma Municipal Airport.  The project consists of constructing an asphalt overlay on runway 3/21. Based on estimates, the total project cost is $350,000 and will be funded with $332,500 state grant funds, $17,500 of sponsor matching funds.  An approval is contingent upon the Commission receiving an acceptable grant application. 

 

Action Required 

 

C.     The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Capital Improvement Program at Enid Woodring Regional Airport.  The project consists of constructing a new terminal building. Based on bids, the total project cost is $2,614,769 and will be funded with $500,000 state grant funds, $450,000 Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission grant funds,  $249,500 FAA grant funds, and $1,415,269 Sponsor funds. The Commission’s share will not exceed $500,000.

 

Action Required 

 

7.     DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) — Grayson Ardies, Manager, Airport Development Division

Commissioners will consider approving Commission staff to move forward and enter into a contact with a firm to update the DBE plans/goals for the Commission’s FY 2019 – 2021 FAA System Planning and Various Locations Grant programs.  Estimated cost of this update is $6,000. 

 

Action Required

 

8.     2018 COMMISSION MEETINGS — Sandra Shelton, Public & Government Affairs Liaison

The Commission will discuss and consider moving the time, date and place for its regularly scheduled November 8, 2018 Commission meeting.  

 

Action Required

 

9.     REVIEW OF UPCOMING AVIATION AND AEROSPACE EVENTS — Sandra Shelton

Commissioners will be briefed on upcoming events through the state.

 

Information Only

 

10.   CONCLUDING REMARKS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS — Director Victor Bird and Commissioners

 

11.      ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING — Chairman David Conway

        The Commission will announce the date, time and place for the next Commission meeting.

 

12.    NEW BUSINESS (“any matter not known about or which could not be reasonably foreseen 24 hours before the meeting”)

 

13.    ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

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