STEM AVSED Program

The FAA conducts outreach through the Science Technology, Engineering, and Math Aviation and Space Education Program (STEM AVSED) to empower the youth of today to explore and connect to the aerospace careers of tomorrow.

Aviation and space career exploration offers exciting opportunities for the next generation of leaders to use their imaginations and technical skills to shape the future of flight. From drones and gliders to airplanes and rockets, the FAA STEM AVSED Program introduces K-12 students to a new world of possibilities.

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Why STEM AVSED Matters

Aviation and space exploration offers exciting opportunities for the next generation of leaders to use their imaginations and technical skills and help shape the future of flight. From drones and gliders to airplanes and rockets, the FAA STEM AVSED Program is focused on introducing K-12 students to a new world of possibilities.

The United States National Airspace System is the largest, most complex aviation system in the world. To maintain our country's global leadership in aviation and to meet the demand for aviation and aerospace professionals, the STEM AVSED Program and its partners conduct outreach to raise awareness of aviation and aerospace career opportunities among students.

With the aviation industry growing, a diverse pipeline of skilled, passionate aviation professionals will drive innovation and better prepare the industry for tackling the challenges of the 21st century.

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FAA STEM AVSED Programs

Learn about the programs we offer to students at elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

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ACE Academies

Unique and immersive summer aviation education programs for students interested in aviation and aerospace.

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Airport Design Challenge

Participants design virtual airports in Minecraft with guidance from FAA aerospace and engineering experts.

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Adopt-a-School

Provides 4th grade classes with aerospace lessons that were created by leading professionals.

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Outreach Representatives

FAA subject matter experts facilitate learning activities at a variety of educational and professional events.