“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." -Amelia Earhart
Amelia’s Aero Club (AAC) is an educational initiative of The Museum of Flight designed to inspire and nurture middle school girls from across Washington State in the exploration of STEA2M: Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation, Art, & Mathematics.
What is it?
Throughout the year, AAC hosts workshops, special events, hands-on engineering challenges, in STEA2M topics – astronomy, rocketry, flight, space, robotics, 3-D printing, etc. When you sign up for AAC, you are sent a monthly email detailing the events of that month. You can then sign up for what interests you most, you may participate as little or as much as you like.
Why do it?
We find these topics all around us, it’s very much a part of our future. From the food you buy in the grocery store, to sending rockets to Moon, the more you explore STEA2M, the more you are a part of the world.
Though women make up half of the population, only 29% are working in science or engineering careers. Though we use technology every day, only 10% of women pursue computer science. Only 7% of the pilots flying above you in the skies today are women. These numbers are out of balance, and we want to help you see how to bridge this gap.
For more info, contact Amelia's Aero Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Washington State resident
- Student in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade as of September 2019
Volunteering & Mentoring
Interested in volunteering or mentoring with Amelia's Aero Club? Just fill out our volunteer form to get started.
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