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.