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09 October 2021

Within the past decade, three endowments and a certification program have been established to support engineering students and faculty, including the Wayne and Julie Fagan Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering, created this year.

28 March 2022

Congratulations to Sophie Garza for receiving the Blue Sky Educational Foundation/Dee Howard Scholarship to attend the 2022 EAA Air Academy Advanced Camp during EAA AirVenture. The Camp runs from July 29, 2022 to August 6, 2022.

14 December 2022

You wouldn’t think there would have been many firsts in flight left for someone who wasn’t born until 1920 — the year of the first transcontinental air-mail service, the first U.S. Navy flight and the first vapor trail, left by the first turbo-charged aircraft. 

24 June 2024

Durrell U. “Dee” Howard (26 May 1920 – 12 February 2009) was a respected inventor and legendary in the aviation industry for his many creative accomplishments. Dee had over forty US and foreign patents issued in his name for both aviation and automotive products and the aviation companies which he founded and which bore his name held more than one hundred FAA Supplemental Types Certificates (STCs) and Type Certificates (TC). Dee’s aviation career spanned the birth and development of business aircraft in the post-World War II era. He is internationally recognized and honored for advancing the state of the art in business aircraft with numerous performance improvements, such as jet engine thrust reversers and refinements in aircraft flight characteristics.

30 September 2022

Dee Howard International Education Foundation is pleased to announce that it has established the Georgia Howard Culinary Arts Initiative to support Pre-K -12 Culinary Arts in general and to expose the students to the role that culinary arts plays in both Civil and Military Aviation as well as the human exploration of space. 

27 September 2022

In May 2022 DHEDF announced the launch of a National STEM Initiative focused on Rural Schools. In September 2022, we launched the Initiative for the 2022/2023 academic year in twelve schools in nine states, over time our goal is to reach out to rural schools in all fifty states.

12 December 2021

The Dee Howard International Education Foundation recently gave a framed historic photograph of a Slick Airways aircraft to the Institute Archives. The ceremony occurred on 13 Dec 2021 at Southwest Research Institute. 

11 April 2023

The Dee Howard International Education Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the City of San Antonio Department of Aviation in telling the story of the history of aviation in San Antonio by sharing items from the Dee Howard Memorabilia Collection for public display.

13 December 2021

The Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College) unveiled a gift from the Dee Howard International Education Foundation and The Dee Howard Foundation.

05 February 2022

KSAT Community is highlighting local nonprofit, the Dee Howard Foundation as the group seeks to inspire, challenge and empower innovators in the fields of aviation and aerospace while training a skilled workforce for the San Antonio, Texas Region.

18 November 2023

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously approved Mark A. Welsh III on Friday as the sole finalist for the position of President of Texas A&M University.

31 July 2023

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously approved Mark A. Welsh III as the interim president of Texas A&M University in a special-called meeting Sunday.

18 January 2023

Almost two months after Jeanette Ball’s surprise resignation as superintendent of the Judson Independent School District, the Southwest Independent School District named her as the lone finalist for its top job Tuesday.

03 May 2023

The AMA Education Team prioritizes educating current AMA members, prospective members, and even those who are just interested in model aviation. If you read through the many entries on our Education Blog, you can see the many ways we provide engaging learning opportunities to members of all ages.

However, we are a fairly small team. While we work day in and day out to ensure that we provide quality educational resources for those interested, it is important to us that we team up with others in order to reach new audiences we may not typically have access to.