In my work with AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), we offer a FREE workshop called Engineers as Educators. Engineers as Educators is a community outreach workshop designed to help our Professional Members learn how to work with K-12 students (in formal or informal settings). Please note- You do not need to be an AIAA member to attend.
Here’s the workshop description:
When a paratrooper pulls that rip cord, what’s on his mind? Calculations about acceleration, speed, load capacity, and gravity? Probably not.
To you, these calculations are elementary. But to the elementary student, parachuting is ‘AWESOME’ and the formulas behind it are complicated. How can you bridge that gap?
Make that leap. Pull that educator rip cord within you and share with students your knowledge as an aerospace professional.
AIAA will teach you to inspire students about the marvels of aerospace engineering. Share your passion in a manner students can relate to. Register now for the Engineers as Educators Workshop and you’ll walk away armed with the tools to help you plan and execute powerful experiences and excite the next generation of engineers.
Learn how to:
- Connect your work to classroom objectives
- Plan memorable experiences
- Use simple and clear vocabulary
- Engage students with hands-on experiences
And the fine details:
Who: Everyone (You do not need to be an AIAA member to attend)
What: AIAA Engineers as Educators Workshop (includes lunch)
When: Saturday September 7, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM PDT
Where: Kirkland Library Meeting Room, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033
Why: To learn activities, tips and tricks that you can use when working with K-12 students
The workshop is completely FREE, but you must register in advance. You can use the link above or click here to register. If you’re in the greater Seattle area, we’d love to see you there!