Learning STEM on Field Trips

Students at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering took a field trip today (their third so far this year) to two local aerospace manufacturers: GKN Aerospace and PCX Aerostructures. We have developed a relationship with both companies whereby we visit them to learn about aerospace manufacturing processes, and they provide mentors to our students for various science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. By partnering with us in this way, these aerospace firms help students visualize what it means to have a career in aerospace engineering or manufacturing. The mentors from these companies also serve as role models for the students. The relationship is invaluable in meeting the academy’s and school district’s vision to prepare students for college, careers, and citizenship. Here are photos from the field trip:

Author: Bryan Holmes, Physics & Math Teacher, STEM Competition Mentor

Starting at Thomaston High School in Thomaston, Connecticut, in fall of 2018.

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