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Symposium set for November

Opportunity for educators to learn about the AOPA STEM curriculum

Each year the AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium brings dedicated educators from around the country for two days of sharing insights, ideas, and best practices for starting and building aviation STEM programs in schools.

Photography by David Tulis
Photography by David Tulis

The annual symposium will be held November 12 through 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida. This is the only high school symposium in the nation that specifically targets aviation and aerospace content.

Pilots, drone operators, aerospace engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians will always be in demand. Despite the impact of the pandemic, forecasts continue to project shortfalls over the next 20 years as a result of an aging workforce. The AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium is an opportunity for educators and administrators to discover how they can prepare students for success in these exciting and well-paying careers.

The AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium is the chance to get to know the leaders in the field. Our speakers come with a wealth of experience in education, aviation, aerospace, and more. They will share lessons learned and provide fresh ideas for educators to take back to their classrooms. Breakout sessions are designed to help educators get the most out of the experience, whether your school is interested in starting an aviation program, adding aviation content to STEM classes, or enhancing an existing aviation initiative. More than 400 schools across the country are currently using the AOPA STEM curriculum.

Learn from the experts in aviation education. Join AOPA for two full days of breakout sessions, industry tours, and networking opportunities you will not want to miss.

youcanfly.aopa.org/high-school/symposium

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The annual You Can Fly Flight Training Experience survey encourages anyone who has taken flight training in the past 12 months to candidly share their training experiences. Responses are used to measure the overall performance of respondents’ flight training providers and spotlight areas where they are successful and where they have opportunities to improve. Survey participants include pilots of all experience levels, from new students to those earning advanced ratings or taking a flight review. Survey results are used to select recipients of the Flight Training Experience Awards. Distinguished, Regional, and National award winners will be announced at Redbird Migration.

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Julie Walker

Julie Summers Walker

AOPA Senior Features Editor
AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker joined AOPA in 1998. She is a student pilot still working toward her solo.

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