Smithsonian launches She Can STEM summer camp

The National Air and Space Museum will launch the “She Can” two-week STEM summer camp this July and August at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The camp is designed for students with an interest in aviation. It seeks to empower young women to succeed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, […]

Call for entries for Aerospace Teacher of the Year

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Hall of Fame is seeking entries for its 32nd Annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award, which includes a $1,500 cash stipend. Deadline for submissions is June 10, 2018. Founded in 1986 by famed research test pilot, the late A. Scott Crossfield, the award is […]

National Air & Space Museum gets $1 million donation

The National Air and Space Museum recently received a $1 million gift from AAR Corp., its chairman and CEO David P. Storch, and the family of its founder Ira J. Eichner. The gift supports the construction of the new design hangar in the transformed “How Things Fly” exhibition at the flagship building in Washington, D.C., […]

Build and fly at Central High

Like many high schools, Westosha Central High School in Paddock Lock, Wisconsin, struggled to make science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies relevant and exciting. “Unfortunately, a lot of programs misuse the term STEM,” said James Senft, a pilot for the last 30 years who taught high school physics and is now a college administrator. “Kids are […]