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 Educator Workshop –

Lunar and Meteorite Disk Certification

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:00am to 1pm PST

Where: NASA Armstrong Educator Resource Center at the AERO Institute

Please join the NASA Armstrong Educator Resource Center in bringing the Apollo legacy to your classroom by attending the Lunar Meteorite Sample Certification workshop. Learn hands-on activities that can be used in your classroom and give your students access to view and explore some small portions of these “extraterrestrial” materials... Click here to register


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



Introduction to Aircraft Systems:

A Practical Perspective

April 1 - 3, 2015

The aircraft is a collection of systems, a “collection” that must be successfully integrated for the aircraft to accomplish its mission. This 2.5 day short course introduces the major systems...

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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


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!


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.


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.