Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators
Use virtual experiences and hands-on, standards-aligned STEM lessons to guide students as they explore key concepts in aerospace and engineering. Aligned standards include the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS: Math), and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS: ELA).
As new employees on Boeing's Human Factors Team, students are tasked with their very first project: a complete redesign of the International Space Station's fitness center. Students will begin by exploring the concept of ergonomics and the importance of exercise in space to redesign a fitness center that meets astronauts' needs in space.
Students imagine they are part of Boeing's Early Career Rotational Program and learn about the science behind welding, explore its uses across manufacturing and aerospace, and ultimately prepare a presentation that highlights this career path for a school job fair.
As landing engineers in Boeing's Beyond Earth division, students are challenged with creating a landing system for the world's first crewed Martian-bound spacecraft. They will create and test their model to see how it would fare in deep space.
Deep Space Gateway
As "planetary research scientists" with NASA'sSolar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), your students will research and analyze potential solutions to establishing a lunar base. Then they will write about their best solution for getting a base on the Moon.
Long-Endurance Space Flight
As "in-training members of NASA's mission control staff", your students will explore scale, proportion, time, and distance to understand potential problems of long-endurance space flights. They will also research the effects on astronauts and communications. Then they will write a statement on how NASA should address the challenges.
As interns on Boeing’s Additive Manufacturing team, students will be presented with the challenge of minimizing spacecraft weight in order to maximize flight capabilities. Students will gain an understanding of the concept of topological optimization and then interpret and apply the results of recent spacecraft pressure testing as they design and build a new model that removes unneeded materials and maximizes efficiency.
Boeing and Discovery Education have teamed up to provide STEM Connect to select schools nationwide, promoting the critical connection between STEM learning and aerospace careers. See how you can use STEM Connect to augment your core curriculum with hands-on challenges that apply STEM thinking to real-world scenarios.
Virtual Field Trip
Join Boeing and Discovery Education on a mission to inspire the world through aerospace innovation with an exclusive virtual field trip to historic Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. This behind-the-scenes tour will introduce students to just a few of the amazing Boeing employees who are writing the next chapter of space history.
Boeing strongly believes in the power of education and has a history of investing in education. In addition, to FUTURE U., Boeing is supporting other education efforts to impact children and youth.
Find over 20 hands-on design challenges inspired by Boeing where students turn low-cost household materials into innovative engineering solutions.
Join this online community to explore 10 science units for grades 4–8 created by teachers and Boeing engineers and informed by globally competitive education standards.
Through this collection of digital K-12 classroom resources, students can learn about aerospace innovation and STEM careers directly from Boeing engineers.
Explore this traveling aerospace exhibition where you can virtually test your own supersonic jet, pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane, and take an elevator ride to the edge of space.