$33 Million in Federal Funding to Further Transform K-State Salina as Aerospace Education Hub

Photo above – K-State Salina’s new Aerospace Education Hub expands the space for programs in unmanned aerial systems, advanced composites and aviation maintenance, while a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration strengthens pilot training programs. Kansas State University continues to adapt to meet the needs of the next generation of pilots, mechanics and […]

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Challenger Center and AIAA Announce 2024 Trailblazing STEM Educator Awardees

Challenger Center and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announce Jenn Donais, Sarah Leonard, and Darryl Newhouse as the winners of the 2024 Trailblazing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educator Award. Each teacher and their respective schools will be awarded $5,000. Additionally, each teacher will receive free access to Challenger Center STEM […]

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Colorado Division of Aeronautics Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Aviation Education Grant Program

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics has announced the launch of the 2024 Colorado Aviation Education Grant Program. The application process is currently open to eligible candidates with a deadline of May 1st, 2024, for submission.  The purpose and intent of this aviation education program is to support education programs, projects, and initiatives […]

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State Champion Crowned at 2024 State High School Aviation Championship

On February 23, 2024, the Challenger Learning Center in Columbia, SC, witnessed the thrilling spectacle of the Second Annual AviCom, a prestigious event organized by Greenville Technical Charter High School in collaboration with Triple Tree Aerodrome. This remarkable occasion marks South Carolina as the only state in the nation to crown a “State Champion” for […]

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Air Canada Announces Scholarships for Aspiring Aircraft Maintenance Engineers at 7 Technical Colleges Across the Country

Photo above – One student from each school will receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of their education to become AMEs. Air Canada today has announced an agreement with seven colleges across the country to provide financial assistance to students who self-identify as women or visible minorities who are pursuing studies as […]

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Airbus Donation Helps Kansas Aviation Museum Expand STEM Learning Program for Children

The Kansas Aviation Museum has announced an expansion of its STEM education programming that will help provide valuable hands-on education for kids from 1st-7th grades. Thanks to a generous donation from Airbus America Engineering in Wichita, the Kansas Aviation Museum has purchased ‘We WILL Build It Better’ learning kits, which are an all-inclusive, industry designed, […]

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Oklahoma to Field-Test Bessie Coleman After School Aviation Program

Photo above – Senate Education Chairman Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, joined Grayson Ardies, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics Thursday to announce a partnership with the Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars Program to create a special after-school aviation program for 6th and 7th graders in Weatherford Public Schools, Pryor Public Schools, and Springdale […]

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