The annual EPIC Coaches Workshop was a huge success! Teachers and coaches spent an awesome day learning how to design, build and fly their airplanes. Plus, they learned all about this year’s game!
Hosted at Raisbeck Aviation High School by Scott McComb on June 24, 2022, the workshop was taught by Lane Slagle, Founder and Director of Starfish Education.
The EPIC STEM Challenge is an engineering design challenge that engages over 500 students annually, encouraging kids to consider aerospace and aviation as possible career pathways.
National Coalition of Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) Director, Lisa Bacon was excited to be a part of this workshop, meeting teachers, community members and industry partners and witnessing what a great project-based aviation STEM project that is growing in the Pacific-Northwest.
“The FAA’s STEM Aviation and Space Education program is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of aerospace professionals,” said FAA National STEM AVSED Program Lead Jim Brough. “Our team is glad to be working with so many great individuals and organizations who are focused on the development of a future workforce that is skilled, diverse, and best prepared to continue advancing the aerospace industry.”
The Electric Propulsion Innovation Challenge (EPIC) is a standards-aligned project that helps bring aerospace alive for kids. Each year the game changes, but the premise stays the same- to design, build and fly an electric airplane that will carry out a specific task.
Join us to participate in this year’s game- Some Assembly Required where student teams from grades 6-12 are challenged to design, build and fly a small electric airplane that won’t become fully assembled until removed from a specified box. Then, compete in our Fly-Off on January 19, 2023 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle,WA.
Want to know more? Learn 5 Reasons your Kids Should Participate in EPIC!
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Lane specializes in STEM curriculum design and professional development for K-12 stakeholders and enjoys making teachers’ lives easier through innovative, standards-based STEM lessons.