Engineering and Design
If you are the type of person who wonders how things work, how they fit together, or think you could do it better - you’re probably a future engineer. The broad definition of Engineering is: “The branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures”. But that is only a partial definition as the science of engineering has expanded to almost every part of our daily life. A more comprehensive definition might be:
“Engineering is the application of mathematics, empirical evidence and scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, and processes”.
There are many areas & types of engineering; mechanical, structural, electrical, chemical, computer, systems, aerospace, and many more. Sound engineering is the foundation of almost every technological advancement made since man first appeared on the Planet. For a more comprehensive list and explanation of the various engineering professions click here.
Your STEM Flights experience will focus on Aviation Engineering and a bit of Design. But even this type of engineering has many components; aircraft design & test, airport engineering, airspace, and many more. For more information on Aviation Engineering click here.
You will plan a mission that includes aircraft performance, test measurements, design characteristics, and actual demonstration of maneuvers you have selected.