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Lockheed Martin Generation Beyond program launches for middle school students

If you are a parent, teacher, friend, colleague, mentor, or relative of anyone in middle school who shows any interest in space travel, tell them about the Generation Beyond program from Lockheed Martin. This article from engadget gives an excellent overview of the STEM program that focuses on aerospace technologies and careers. Here is a […]

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Watch the AIAA SciTech 2016 livestream events here!

Wow!  AIAA with the sponsorship of Airbus are providing five days of live streaming events and programs to anyone who wants to watch them!  This is an incredible value if you want to hear from top leaders and innovators in the aerospace and aviation worlds. Here’s the main page with the agenda of events and […]


AIAA launches new website and LinkedIn Subgroup for the Diversity Working Group 4

Whether you live in the United States or not, if you study and work in the English language and are pursuing a career in aerospace, you know that it’s a difficult field to enter.  It isn’t easy for anyone, in my honest opinion and experience.  But for many people, there are additional challenges and barriers […]

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Afterschool STEM programs boost results including NASAs Summer of Innovation program

Thanks to a very powerful (and automatic) Google Alert that I set up, I found out about more powerful after school STEM programs from Ellen Lettvin in the US Department of Education: Engagement, Creativity and Inspiration Found in New Afterschool STEM Programs. One program mentioned here that you definitely should check out is the NASA […]

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John Travolta and Buzz Aldrin to partner with ShareSpace education initiative

You don’t have to be an astronaut or rocket scientist to make a great contribution in aerospace and STEM education!  Read this article in CollectSpace about a new initiative called ShareSpace which John Travolta and astronaut Buzz Aldrin are partnering on with a launch in 2015.   This is fantastic news for anyone who wants […]


Trip report: NASA Johnson Space Center (part 2) 1

Continuing with more pictures and accounts of our fun family trip to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas…the shuttle ride to the Mission Control Center and peek inside would have been worth the admission price alone.  (For Part 1, please click here.) Big tip for other rocket science travelers–you get to see more […]

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Find STEM education resources with STEM is ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER from Bob Claymier

Many teachers, administrators, parents, or community volunteers want to promote and provide more STEM in our schools.  That’s fantastic!  We need more champions for STEM!  (Just like we need more rocket scientists!) One excellent resource that I found and subscribe to is the STEM Is Elementary newsletter from Bob Claymier.  You can find it online […]