“When you can get a kid airborne and actively participating in the flight, their confidence and motivation soars,” says STEM Flights Founder Dave Brubaker. “Flying can expand horizons for kids and inspire them to dream bigger.”
The app was designed to educate K-12 students about the aviation industry and encourage students who are interested in aerospace to learn more, according to university officials.
A recent STEM program at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky gave students a chance to get inside a C-17.
Redbird Flight has added 25 new flight simulator lessons to supplement the 10th- and 11th-grade course material in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) High School Aviation STEM curriculum, which is now in more than 300 high schools nationwide.
Girl Scouts earning the Aerospace Adventure patch will learn more about career opportunities in aerospace outside of the more commonly thought of roles, such as pilot, flight attendant, or astronaut, and will get to meet women who work in engineering, aircraft maintenance, airport operations, and other positions.
The conference is free, but registration is required. Deadline to register is Oct. 5, 2022.
After his first flight through the non-profit STEM Flights, a young man is “hooked on aviation,” but he wasn’t sure how to get started. The STEM Flights team showed him the way.
Applications are due Oct. 17, 2021, for next year’s program, which includes a free online component as well as a six-day residency at the museum during the summer.
Other organizations that have received STEM.org Trustmarks include The Walt Disney Co., Staples, the NBA, and The New York Times.