Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – WVEIS#2200
It Takes Knowledge and Ingenuity to Get a 50,000LB Plane to Stay in the Air. How Would You Solve This Problem?
JRTI has added a new STEM offering to our already impressive list of high school technical programs. Students can get a jump on their education in engineering and aerospace in our hands-on learning environment. If you’re thinking about pursuing an engineering degree in college or learning about one of the many aerospace industry support positions, don’t miss this opportunity!
The Aerospace Engineering program of study is designed to introduce students to the many aviation careers and further study in aerospace technologies and related industries. The program’s four‐course sequence will provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts and principles of atmospheric flight and space flight to authentic situations with an emphasis on propulsion systems, ballistic projectiles, airplane wing design, aerodynamic forces, pneumatic projectiles, and quality management and enhance their knowledge of space through a series of projects that include in‐depth research, concept application and prototype development.
The Aerospace Engineering program will also develop technological literacy and stimulate interest in pursuing a career in aerospace engineering or related fields. While the program does not specifically provide projects in aviation mechanics, the knowledge and skills students learn and apply will enhance their success in postsecondary aviation studies. Students will learn to work in teams, think critically, identify problems, propose solutions, read and comprehend complex technical materials, and communicate understanding effectively in written, oral and electronic formats. They will apply math and science concepts and use technology to effectively solve real‐world, challenging problems. Through project‐based learning, students explore aerospace technologies and learn to apply those habits of behavior unique to the field.
What You Will Do in the Class
In this program, students work independently and in teams. Learning is centered around projects that accurately reflect the engineering process in the field. Students design, build, and test models and prototypes, as well as produce engineering reports. Sample projects include developing model rockets and gliders.
Skills You Will Learn
The Engineering Design Process (design, build, and test), industry terminology, tools used to make decisions and solve problems, project management, appropriate and effective research, communicate information such as descriptive statistics to various stakeholders.
Tools You Will Use
Computers, Client Assistance Programs, test equipment, and presentation tools.
Related Job Titles
Airframe and Powerplant Technician
Air Traffic Controller
Aviation Safety Inspector
Airport Operations Specialist
Airway Transportation Systems Technician
Ground Support/Crew Chief
American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
Our Happy Students
This class was very informational and we were taught by a great teacher. I feel very prepared to start working. My only complaint is we didn’t have enough class hours. The class is only Monday-Thursday but coming to school on Fridays would definitely be more helpful for us learning.
Applications for our high school programs are only open for a short term, usually from September through December. Please talk to your guidance counselor about the possibility of applying if the application period has already closed.