Aerospace STEM News

09 October 2021

Aviation pioneer Dee Howard’s legacy lives on at UTSA

Within the past decade, three endowments and a certification program have been established to support engineering students and faculty, including the Wayne and Julie Fagan Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering, created this year.

01 April 2022

Bombardier Delivers Final Production Learjet

The final Learjet 75 rolled out of a Bombardier Wichita hangar Monday afternoon headed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for delivery to a customer of Northern Jet Management. Just a few hours earlier, the light jet’s departure followed a 30-minute-long ceremony marking the delivery and the end of 60 years of Learjet production.

05 April 2022

Hypersonics lab at UTSA preparing students for in-demand jobs in aerospace industry

Part of what makes the UTSA Hypersonics Lab unique is the 50-foot-long, 7,000-pound Mach 7 Ludwieg Tube Wind Tunnel it houses. What makes it especially unique, however, are the students who are running the facility and are gaining invaluable experiential learning opportunities in the process.

13 December 2021

Klesse College unveils gift from The Dee Howard Foundation

The Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College) unveiled a gift from the Dee Howard International Education Foundation and The Dee Howard Foundation.

05 February 2022

KSAT Community spotlight: Dee Howard Foundation aims to preserve history of aviation in San Antonio

KSAT Community is highlighting local nonprofit, the Dee Howard Foundation as the group seeks to inspire, challenge and empower innovators in the fields of aviation and aerospace while training a skilled workforce for the San Antonio, Texas Region.

04 February 2022

NASA taps Scobee Education Center as resource to study STEM

NASA has chosen San Antonio's Scobee Education Center as a partner to provide space exploration and STEM education to traditionally undeserved areas, naming it an Informal Education Community Anchor.

05 March 2022

San Diego Squared co-founder wants diverse students to know that they belong in STEM

H. Puentes is the co-founder and executive director of San Diego Squared, a nonprofit he founded with partner Bill Rastetter that works to increase diversity in STEM careers through mentoring, scholarships and other programming

25 February 2022

Senators Introduce a bill to establish the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) this week introduced S. 1752, a bill to establish the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation.

30 January 2022

Spring 2022 Lunar Habitat and Technology Design Competition by NWAY

In partnership with NASA, the WEX Foundation offers New Worlds Await You – a high-quality STEM program offering National STEM Challenges. 

01 April 2022

SwRI’s James Burch receives NASA’s highest honor

March 28, 2022 — Dr. James Burch of Southwest Research Institute has received NASA’s highest honor for nongovernment employees, its Distinguished Public Service Medal. Burch is recognized for his visionary science mission leadership in investigating the interaction of the solar wind with the magnetospheres of Earth and Saturn as well as the environments of comets.

25 January 2022

U.S. Drone Soccer Announces National Launch of Student Leagues

The mission of U.S. Drone Soccer is to make aerospace careers accessible for all students. Drone Soccer is an educational esport that immerses students in aviation skills through classroom lessons and after school leagues for grades 6-12 (ages 12 and up). 

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