Students use hands-on activities to learn about our six badge topics. How can you participate?
Students at our partner sites in Portland receive a Badge in a Box that holds all the supplies they need to complete each badge, along with the handouts they follow and access to online instructors to guide them through activities.
Everyone can participate virtually
This program for middle school students and instead of kits with activities, we use Kerbal Space Program, simulators and other build projects to Explore Aerospace. How can you participate?
Currently available at our building in Portland we learn about aviation through hands-on explorations and experience flight with X Plane Flight Simulators. You even have a chance to take a flight (and take the controls!) with our volunteer pilots.
Launch your curiosity about space missions with Kerbal Space Program, where you’ll learn about the principles of space travel and experiment with building your own mission and craft. Or try your hand at Robotics in the VEX IQ Challenge, teams of students design and build a robot to participate in a wide variety of live and virtual game-based engineering challenges. Interested in Electric Aircraft? Then the EPIC Challenge is for you! In the Electric Propulsion Innovation Challenge (EPIC), a team of middle school students design, build and fly an aircraft that will successfully carry out a specific task.
In the Teenflight program, students work together to build a two-seat RV-12 aircraft under the guidance of a team of Mentors.
This project requires a two year commitment of every Saturday during the school year, from 9am to 3pm.
During this program, students will take part in hands-on project based learning and developing both technical and interpersonal skills.
Want to learn more about TeenFlight? Visit our YouTube channel
Aerospace College and Career Exploration and Selection System (ACCESS) is our program for teens and young adults ages 14-21.
Using our Explore Aerospace series topics, we provide an introduction to our six core topics: Aeronautics, Airframe-Powerplant & Avionics, Solar System, Commercial Space Travel, Drones, and Robotics.
This 10 hour online self-guided program features 6 one hour Zoom calls each week to connect with industry professionals, as well as a weekly 30 minute check in with a Student Success Coordinator. We are seeking interested students, both those new to Airway Science and those that have participated in other programs with us.
We'll have speakers, explore concepts we discuss on Kerbal Space Program, and provide an opportunity to try your skills at drones, flight simulators, robotics, and more! Students who complete the program will receive an invitation to our Phase II programs.
Can't make it for the current cohort? ACCESS runs in 6 week cohorts so be sure to apply for the next series.
Questions? Email ACCESS@airsci.org
Have you completed ACCESS Phase I or are you participating in TeenFlight? If so, you are eligible for ACCESS Phase II.
This program will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and will run for at least 6 weeks.
To qualify students must be:
At least 15 years of age by the start of the program
Must have already taken first Young Eagles Flight
Able to attend classes 3 times a week
Commit to at least 6 weeks of courses
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