Aerospace is committed to inspiring the next generation. Since 2013, we have supported K-12 education by hosting educational programs for teachers and high school students. Free of charge, these events expose participants to the research, state-of-the art facilities, and 21st century skills needed to succeed in the STEM fields and provide real-world examples of problems and solutions.
COVID-19 RESPONSE: The safety of our program participants, staff, and their families is our highest priority. All Aerospace STEM programs are virtual until further notice.
2022 Summer of STEM!
Aerospace Academy – First-Generation, College-Bound Students Pursing a STEM Degree
The Aerospace Academy, a special summer academic experience, held July 11 – 21, 2022. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time) every Monday through Thursday. The purpose of the academy is to expose students to the possibilities of becoming STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) professionals in the future by directly immersing themselves in the aerospace industry and culture that the Aerospace Corporation provides.
STEM Institute – Workshops for High School Students
The Aerospace STEM Institute is a virtual summer program held from July 25 - 28, 2022. The event will run from 12:00 p.m. through 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). By participating in the Institute, students will have an opportunity to ask experts questions directly, work on mathematical problems as they relate to space exploration and its implications, and be able to observe professionals working in diverse groups to assure mission success.
Albuquerque – Teacher Workshops
Join The Aerospace Corporation in Albuquerque for a FREE in-person teacher workshop on June 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. Participants will listen to lectures from STEM professionals, explore project ideas, and network with experts. Attendees must have a valid government-issued picture ID to participate. Space is limited.
Summer of STEM – Teacher Workshops
Join us for Summer of STEM: Teacher Workshops to discover more about Aerospace and the exciting work we do! At these special teacher sessions, you will learn how to teach various STEM topics in the classroom and explore activities that you can do on your own with your students.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Session Times: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Zero Robotics – Summer Coding Competition for Middle School Students
June 27 - August 4, 2022
Connect with our STEM Team
Audience with Aerospace: James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA’s largest space science telescope ever developed. This project is a tremendous example of how STEM professionals can work together to build something extraordinary. The telescope will orbit almost one million miles away from Earth and explore science questions like the first galaxies and distant solar systems.
We were delighted to host a special event ahead of the JWST launch on December 22. At this Audience with Aerospace, K-12 students will hear from Kenneth Harris, senior project engineer about the space telescope and his experience working on the project. The event will also cover what it takes to launch and get a spacecraft into orbit with Jonathan Binkley, systems director at STARS Mission Operation Center.
Date and Time: December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST
Length: 1 hour
Audience: K - 12 students
Audience with Aerospace: Astronaut training and space exploration
Celebrate the launch of our STEM Explorers program at a special Audience with Aerospace. Attend this event with your elementary, middle, or high school classroom to learn more about the program creator, Dr. Larry DeLucas, and his time as an astronaut. At this Audience with Aerospace, students will learn about the discoveries of space exploration and have a chance to ask questions live!