Spotlight on STEM Careers: Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Engineer

 

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: Aeronautical engineering and Astronautical Engineering. Avionics engineering is similar, but deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering. Aeronautical engineering was the original term for the field. As flight technology advanced to include craft operating in outer space, the broader term “aerospace engineering” has come into common use.

Aerospace engineering may be studied at the advanced diploma, bachelor’s, master’s and a Ph. D. levels in aerospace engineering departments at many universities, and in mechanical engineering departments at others. A few departments offer degrees in space-focused astronautical engineering. Some institutions differentiate between aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Graduate degrees are offered in advanced or specialty areas for the aerospace industry. A background in chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics is important for students pursuing an aerospace engineering degree.

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Great Pumpkin Science!

Written by: on October 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Great Pumpkin Science It’s October, which means it is pumpkin time!  Pumpkins are a North American fall staple known for their bright orange hue, hard skin, and round shape.  We bake goodies, decorate with, and carve pumpkins every year, but what makes them special and how did our traditions start? Pumpkins are a cultivator of […]

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Word Of The Week….

Written by: on October 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am

The word of the week is: SHADOW The definition of a shadow is: a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface. The Science Experiment is: Make a Sun Dial Now, we have a word of the week, a definition of the word of the week, and we […]

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Think About It Thursday….

Written by: on September 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am

     Why Do Leaves Fall Off Trees? During that process, the trees lose a lot of water – so much water that when winter arrives, the trees are no longer able to get enough water to replace it. And so now we know. Leaves fall—or are pushed—off trees so that the tree can survive the winter and grow new leaves in the spring […]

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Think About it Thursday-Hurricanes!

Written by: on September 13, 2018 @ 9:42 am

What is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a huge tropical storm! It can be hundreds of miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. Recent Category 5 hurricanes include 2005-Katrina (175 mph), 2005-Rita (180 mph), 2005-Wilma (185 mph), 2007-Dean (175 mph), 2007-Felix (175 mph), 2017-Maria (175 mph), […]

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What’s That Smell?

Written by: on September 4, 2018 @ 1:42 pm

  What’s that Smell? A stinky smell usually means something is wrong – food’s gone bad, something is dead, someone needs a bath. Yet in the plant world, a stinky smell can be a good thing.  Smelling super gross helps certain plants spread their pollen and seeds, which successfully creates the next generation for their […]

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2018-2019 Educational Grants

Written by: on July 13, 2018 @ 1:40 am

This is the Updated Grant List for the 2018-2019 School Year! Start the 2018-2019 school year off with excitement! There’s no better way to get students out of the “summer slump” and back on track than with High Touch High Tech! Looking for ways to fund your next High Touch High Tech workshop? Whether your […]

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That Sounds Funny!

Written by: on July 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am

That Sounds Funny! Sound is an invisible form of energy generated from vibrations. Sound waves propagate or repeat in a pattern as they travel across mediums.  Sound can travel through air, water, even some solid surfaces like walls. Make your voice high and then low – did you notice a difference in the vibration? That […]

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HTHT goes to CAMP COURAGE for some Science Fun!

Written by: on June 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am

  High Touch High Tech has been going out to Camp Courage for the past 8 years to make sure that the children have a AWESOME, hands-on, day of Science! This years theme is “Science Circus” and the HTHT scientists, along with the children had fun with bubbles, balloons, tornado tubes, bag stabs and even […]

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Wild and Wonderful – Father’s of the Animal Kingdom!

Written by: on June 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am

  Father’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate and honor devoted dads of every species.  Just like their human counterparts, there are some males in the animal world that play a vital role in raising and teaching their offspring.  As we prepare to sing paternal praises this Father’s Day, let us not forget that […]

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