FAQ For Educators
Educators are a key part of our program! Teachers are encouraged to nominate interested students for participation in a STEM Flights experience.
Q. What age group is appropriate for a STEM Flight?
A. A STEM Flights experience is ideal for students in the middle school years. We believe that early exposure to STEM careers can shape future career choices for students.
Q. How can I nominate a student?
A. We recommend that teachers share the online Student Application link with the parents of interested students. All you are required to do as the teacher is to provide a letter of recommendation that the student will submit along with their application.
Q. What STEM topics are available?
A. STEM Flights currently offers 6 distinct "Missions" that students can choose from. Click to see the STEM Missions students can choose from.
Q. Does STEM Flights have any third party accreditation?
A. Yes! We are verified by STEM.org as an Accredited Educational Experience.
Q. Can I take a STEM flight myself?
A. Yes! We love to fly with teachers so that you can get a sense of what an actual STEM Flight Mission looks and feels like for students. Also we are developing a program to offer Professional Development credit for teachers who complete a mission with us. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a flight.
Q. Do you provide sample lessons for educators?
A. All of our curriculum is available online here. We are currently working on lessons for educators to bring back to the classroom. If you have time to volunteer, we are looking for STEM teachers to help us develop this program. Email email@example.com for more information.
Q. How can I integrate the STEM Flights experience into my classroom?
A. The best way to integrate a STEM Flights experience is request a flight with a local Pilot Mentor. STEM Flights is currently developing a program that will help teachers bring lessons back to the classroom. If you have time to volunteer, we are looking for STEM teachers to join our team! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q. What is the cost for students?
A. STEM Flights is a free program for all participating students.
Q. Do you offer professional development for teachers?
A. Coming soon to a school district near you! Email email@example.com for more information.
Q. Can I bring my class to the airport for a field trip/group mission with a mentor pilot? A. YES! Highlighting your local airport community is something we are very passionate about. We can help connect you with the local airport and pilots in your area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q. What is your response to COVID-19?
A. STEM Flights follows local and national guidelines to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 for our Pilot Mentors, students, and staff. When possible, Pilot Mentors and students should meet outside and practice social distancing. Face masks should be worn during the STEM Flight Mission, and Pilot Mentors are required to sanitize the cockpit prior to the Mission. Access to hand sanitizer and restrooms for hand washing is also required for any STEM Flight event or Mission.