UMich’s annual Aerospace Day is a very popular event where kids are introduced to aerospace engineering by a way of presentations and fun hands-on projects. Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of this year’s Aerospace Day, but not the spirit that sustains the event.
As a substitute, the Aerospace Department is offering one-hour online seminars conducted by volunteer faculty and student organizations as well as at-home projects and aimed primarily at high school students as an alternative to simple videos. These are being provided not only to Ann Arbor schools but also to Detroit, Dowagiac, and Escanaba.
The presentations are based on the polling of teachers to learn their students’ needs and will be provided through mid-June and even into the Fall and Winter terms if required
If you are a department alumnus who wishes to participate or want more information, contact the organizer of the program, Outreach Specialist Kimberly Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).