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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    STEM Educational Activities

    Engineers as Educators Train the Trainer Workshop 

    TUESDAY, 10 September
    1700–1800 hrs


    Do you want to be a workshop facilitator?

     

    • Do you have (formal or informal) experience leading students?
    • Are you enthusiastic about sharing your passion for training others with your local section?
    • Do you want to connect with your local section and become a resource for STEM K–12 activities?

     

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you! Your leadership and passion can be channeled to help your section inspire students and teachers in your local community.

     

    This workshop will teach you how to train aerospace professionals to:

    • Be more confident with a K–12 student audience
    • Construct grade level appropriate presentations
    • Use resources to make presentations exciting and engaging
    • Encourage student exploration of the aerospace industry


    Registration is limited, so register early at www.aiaa.org/Train-the-Trainers

     

    Engineers as Educators Workshop 


    TUESDAY, 10 September
    1900–2200 hrs


    Do you want to share your passion for aerospace with students (in a formal or informal environment)? Are you challenged to convey the complex – and yet often brilliantly simple – nature of your job in a way that is easily understood by students and teachers of different grade levels? Are you looking for a way to become actively engaged in your community? For anyone who wants to work with K–12 students, this workshop will give you the tips and tricks to be successful – and to spark student interest to continue learning on theirown. Registration is limited, so register early at www.aiaa.org/Engineers-as-Educators. 

    AIAA Educator Academy Mars Rover Demonstration 

    WEDNESDAY, 11 September
    1000–1330 hrs


    AIAA has introduced an innovative approach to K–12 education, the AIAA Educator Academy, which features a series of three curriculum modules targeted at different grade levels: the Mars Rover Celebration; the Electric Cargo Airplane; and the Space Weather Balloon. The program allows local AIAA sections and their communities to work together to excite and inspire students as they apply math and science concepts from the classroom to real-world aerospace projects. Debuting at the SPACE 2013 Conference is a Mars Rover Celebration demonstration event for local San Diego elementary and middle school students. Stop by and see where these students’ explorations of Mars will take them. Students will also be visiting the exposition hall.