Virtual Aerospace Day will be on Saturday, April 10, 2021!
What is Aerospace Day?
Aerospace Day is our branch’s biannual K-12 outreach event. At this one-day event sponsored by the UM Department of Aerospace Engineering and the UM Branch of AIAA, 150+ K-12 students are immersed in various engaging activities to expose and inspire them about aerospace and STEM often including:
Engaging in fun STEM rotational activities coordinated by our UM student project teams and organizations
Learning more about STEM and aerospace engineering
Meeting and talking with passionate and friendly aerospace engineering students
Hearing from a distinguished guest speaker about research or industry in aerospace or other related fields
Learning about UM and aerospace trivia
Experiencing exciting displays of Michigan aerospace engineering students' class projects, featuring remote-controlled blimp and hovercraft races
Engaging in blimp-building activities for high school students
Participating in tours of the Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department labs and Wilson Student Team Project Center
Asking aerospace engineering students in a panel discussion questions about aerospace engineering, STEM, and their college experiences
Enjoying breakfast and lunch for all parents and participants (at no cost!)
Usually students are invited to the University of Michigan's Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building for this fun-filled day of activities and free food but, in light of COVID-19 precautions, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting the event in a virtual format this year. All interested students are encouraged to register and will be welcome. University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering students are excited to share their passion for aerospace and STEM with the next generation of future engineers, scientists, and other eager learners!
Virtual Aerospace Day Information
Saturday April 10th, 9:30am-3:40pm EDT (elementary aged-students 9:30am-1pm & middle and high school students 12:10-3:40pm)
Zoom (link will be provided to those who register)
All interested K-12 students are encouraged to register. The first half of the day will be tailored to elementary-aged students while the latter half will have activities aimed toward middle and high school students.
Have fun learning about aerospace and STEM in a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment!
Registration information is listed below. Registration opens on March 25, 2021 at 11am EDT.
Are you looking for a fun, interactive virtual event for you and your students? Look no further than Virtual Aerospace Day hosted by the University of Michigan! The April Virtual Aerospace Day event will be held via Zoom and will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021.The day will be split into two halves, with younger students attending from 9:30am to 1:00pm and older students from 12:10pm to 3:40pm EDT. Also, this event is free! All interested students are welcome! The UM Student Branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the UM Department of Aerospace Engineering will be sponsoring the opportunity for K-12 students to:
Engage in fun STEM activities coordinated by our UM student project teams and organizations
Learn more about STEM and aerospace engineering
Talk with passionate and friendly aerospace engineering students
Meet UM aerospace engineering professors
Learn about UM and aerospace trivia
The activities are tailored to different age groups, so all K-12 students are welcome to sign up. The first half of the day (9:30am-1pm) will be targeted toward elementary students while the second half (12:10pm-3:40pm) will be geared toward middle and high schoolers, so you are encouraged to register for whichever half works best for your students. Students will rotate through various activities designed and run by our project teams and student organizations, listen to our distinguished guest speaker, and have fun with answering trivia questions. Older students will also have the opportunity to attend a panel featuring some of our aerospace engineering students and professors to learn about their college experiences, careers in the aerospace sector, and ask them questions.
Please contact Delenn Bauer, Outreach Committee Chair, at email@example.com if you have any questions. We hope to see you at Virtual Aerospace Day on April 10th! You will receive additional information after you have registered.
If you have received a confirmation of registration email for this event, please complete this form for each of your students and email the completed form(s) to Delenn Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we receive the form(s), you will be sent the zoom link to the event and the group assignment(s) for your student(s).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I have one child who is in elementary school and another in middle school. Is there any way they can attend the same half of the day?
Yes. The day is split into two so that the activities offered can be tailored more directly to varying age levels and be more interesting for the students, so you are encouraged to register for whichever part you believe would be the best fit for your students. Families with multiple children are welcome to register for the same half or different halves of the event, whichever works well for you and your children.
Due to COVID-19 concerns I do not wish for my child to engage in any in-person activities at this moment. Will my child be able to participate?
Yes, Definitely! Aerospace Day this year is entirely virtual and will be held via Zoom. One of our main goals is to make it as engaging and interactive as possible to immerse students in the activities while also adhering to the safety guidelines mandated and recommended by the university.