Welcome to the AERO Institute®

AERO Institute® is a strategic partnership of Federal, State and Regional governments, commercial companies, academic institutions, and non-profits addressing our nation's need for technically skilled workforce and STEM education at all levels. You will find many links here that outline the opportunities we currently offer.
 

Education Supported Event(s):

NASA’s BEST – Satellites and Space Flight

When: October 15, 2014, 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Where: The AERO Institute / Palmdale, CA

Have you ever wondered how to engage students in scientific and engineering practices using simple, everyday materials that might otherwise go to waste? NASA’s Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Student activities bring the principles of engineering alive to younger audiences. >> Click here for more information

 

EXCITEEXpanding Children's Interest Through Experiential Learning >> Click here for more information

 

Announcement(s):

Summer of Innovation

NASA has launched an initiative to use its out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for underrepresented students across the nation. NASA's Summer of Innovation supports President Obama's Educate to Innovate campaign for excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education.    >> Click here for more information

 

Antelope Valley Fall 2014 Rubik's Cube Competition

 

Programs for Educators and Students:

 
 

Free, Self-Directed Online Course - Earth System Science

NASA is studying and learning more about earth science processes such as earthquakes through airborne research vehicles, particularly a specially modified Gulfstream III.  This free, self-directed course provides access to all educators to participate in the design of a NASA flight mission, which may eventually help scientists predict earthquakes and other earth system science processes... >> Learn More
 

Social Media:

Proving Prandtl -- with a Twist!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr0I6wBFGpY

Two teams of summer interns, the 2012 and 2013 ARMD Aero Academies and with the help of the NASA Dryden Center Innovation Fund, set out to validate an old theory from Ludwig Prandtl. Their little flight research experiment proved much more than just an old theory, but opened the door to previously unknown performance potential for aircraft. 

 

Flying High with S.T.E.M.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyT4Ckh6HqU

Associate Administrator for Education, Leland Melvin recently visited the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif., where he was updated on education outreach efforts at the Armstrong Flight Research Center. The Armstrong education team earned Melvin's praise, as did the Institute for its recent founding of the Palmdale Aerospace Academy, a school devoted to excellence in science, technology, engineering and math. Both the AERO Institute and its academy are operated by a consortium that includes NASA, the city of Palmdale, and its local school district.