The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced its 2017 Aviation Design Challenge to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through aviation high schools across the United States.
Schools interested in the competition will receive complimentary Fly to Learn curricula that will help teachers guide students through the science of flight and airplane design over the course of four to six weeks. Each high school will apply what they have learned by modifying the design of an airplane and compete in a virtual fly-off to be scored on aerodynamic and performance parameters while flying a specific mission profile. The winning school will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for up to four students, one teacher, and one chaperone to experience general aviation manufacturing firsthand.
For more information on the program and how to enter, visit www.gama.aero/advocacy/aviation-education/stem.