For many young students, a career in STEM can seem out of reach.
Their role models are too few, or they haven’t seen the excitement that lies on the other side of challenging math and science classes.
Aerospace is working to open the door so students from all walks of life get the chance to see themselves in a STEM career by partnering with Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM) to make a difference in underserved communities.
In May, dozens of students in the mentoring program visited the El Segundo campus for an interactive experience led by Aerospace employees.
Students played games using miniaturized Mars rovers, monitored networks of satellites passing overhead, and took on the role of mission command during a simulated rocket launch.
The following month, Aerospace employees met with students in their communities to continue outreach and demonstrate that every person has the support and inspiration to pursue a STEM education.
Aerospace was also honored this year to be recognized for its efforts with LATM through an award from the California Mentoring Partnership.
This article was featured in the Aerospace 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.