STEM Spotlight: Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Technology & Flight Engineering

Want to become an aerospace engineer? Have you ever wondered how people move throughout space and air? Aerospace is the answer. Come explore aerospace engineering and build the skills needed to consider it as a career. Though fun-filled hands-on activities, build and experiment with rockets, kites, airplanes and hot air balloons. With never-ending fun of Aerospace in your hands, force, motion, lift center of gravity and physics concepts in flight are explored. 

  • Have you ever wondered how Air-Balloons fly? 
  • Ever wished to fly an Airplane?
  • Do you want to become an Aerospace Engineer? 
  • Do you know how people move throughout space & air? 
  • What about Rockets and how they get to travel through the space? 

Aerospace is the answer! 

Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering focused on the design, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. It is broken into two major overlapping disciplines: aeronautical engineering (for vehicles that stay within Earth’s atmosphere) and astronautical engineering (for vehicles that travel beyond Earth’s atmosphere). Aerospace engineering applies the fascinating science behind the forces of nature and the physical properties of aircraft, rockets, and spacecraft. 

Visit for a video describing aerospace engineering.

Start exploring this STEM career today! 

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. 

AIAA has compiled curriculum from a variety of sources that are tried and true by our Educator Associates. If you are searching for an activity for use with students in any situation, these are recommendations for you.

NASA Resources

Looking for videos, podcasts and ways to make your lessons more exciting? Check out some of the examples from NASA’s video gallery

Want to have NASA educators come into your classroom?  Check out the Distance Learning Network (DLN)

FAA Resources

Looking for curriculum and information about aerospace from air traffic control to aircraft design to new horizons in commercial space travel? 
Whether your a teacher or student, the FAA’s Aviation and Space Education (AVSED) program has something to interest you. If you are interested in a career in aerospace or just curious, learn about some of the FAA programs and activities geared toward Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education.

These include: ACE Academies, art contests. High school competitions, aviation curriculum, teacher workshops, and much, much more. Check out their Web site at


NOAA Resources

Looking for ways to tie satellites, climate change and environmental issues into your lesson plans?
Click here to find resources developed by NOAA engineers and scientists. Check out their web site here:


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