Aerospace Engineering

Our Aerospace Engineering program offers an immersive journey through the fascinating world of flight and space exploration. Beginning with an exploration of aircraft such as planes, helicopters, and drones, students engage in a series of hands-on activities designed to unravel the mysteries of flight. They delve into the principles of aerodynamics and aviation history, culminating in the thrilling experience of piloting first-person view drones.

The adventure continues beyond the confines of our atmosphere as students turn their attention to telescopes, satellites, rockets, and astronauts. Through a variety of engaging projects, they gain insights into the vast expanse of space and the technology that allows us to explore it. The program reaches its zenith with students designing, building, and launching their own model rockets, powered by chemical reactions.

Throughout this journey, our program emphasizes the development of computational thinking and problem-solving skills. By connecting scientific principles with historical innovations, we aim to inspire the next generation of aerospace pioneers.

a young girl joyfully using a homemade constellation telescope made with materials from BrainSTEM University to explore the night sky, symbolizing hands on learning in aerospace engineering

What’s Included

BrainSTEM is an all-in-one STEM program service. Once we receive your proposal, we will help you plan and launch your STEM program in as little as 30 days. 

We provide

    • Drones
    • Materials for hands-on activities
    • Online platform with complete lesson plan and video lessons
    • Professional learning for your staff
    • Prizes and awards for students

Contact us to request a proposal

(502) 509-7056

Why teach aerospace engineering?

Stimulates Interest in STEM

Aerospace engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines elements of physics, mathematics, and engineering. Introducing students to this field can spark their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects.

Develops Problem-Solving Skills

Aerospace engineering challenges students to solve complex problems, such as designing a model rocket or programming a drone. This can help develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are valuable in many areas of life.

Encourages Innovation and Creativity

Aerospace engineering often requires innovative solutions to challenging problems. This can encourage students to think creatively and to appreciate the importance of innovation in technology and society.

Inspires Future Careers

By exposing students to aerospace engineering at a young age, you can inspire them to pursue careers in this field or in other STEM fields. There is a high demand for skilled engineers and scientists in the workforce.

Provides Real-World Context

Aerospace engineering provides a real-world context for learning about physics and mathematics. This can make these subjects more engaging and relevant for students.

Broadens Horizons

Learning about aerospace engineering can broaden students’ horizons by making them aware of the technological advancements and possibilities in space exploration. It can inspire them to think about the future and their role in it.

Facts about Aerospace Engineering

Employment: The employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As of 2020, there were over 132,147 aerospace engineers employed in the United States (source).


Demographics: Of all aerospace engineers, 11.2% are women, while 88.8% are men. The age ranges that concentrated the largest workforce were 55 to 59 years (19,220 people), 25 to 29 years (17,450 people), and 30 to 34 years (17,198 people), which together accounted for 40.9% of the total workforce (source).

Average Pay: The annual mean wage across all occupations in the aerospace industry is $85,730 (source).

Impact: The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry generated $391 billion in economic value, representing 1.7 percent of total nominal GDP in the US (source).

Problems They Solve: Aerospace engineers work on the design, development, testing, and production of aircraft and spacecraft. This includes commercial and military airplanes, helicopters, drones, rockets, and satellites. They also work on related technology, such as missile systems. Their work is crucial for various sectors including defense, transportation, communication, environmental research, and more.

Impact on Our World: The work of aerospace engineers has a profound impact on our world. They contribute to advancements in technology that enable us to explore space, improve air travel, enhance national security, and increase our understanding of the Earth’s atmosphere and beyond. Their innovations also have numerous applications in other industries, from telecommunications to weather forecasting to environmental monitoring.

Please note that these statistics are subject to change as new data becomes available.