AIAA’s STEM Program Seeks to Inspire Next Generation of Scientists
With over four decades of engineering and scientific leadership experience, Dr. Jai N. Gupta serves as CEO and chairman of Centerline Biomedical. Along with his day-to-day professional activities, Dr. Jai N. Gupta maintains membership as an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Outside of its focus on educating its members, AIAA conducts a variety of programs and initiatives that seek to encourage young students to pursue careers in science and engineering. Through its STEM K-12 outreach program, the organization provides teachers with the tools needed to create fun hands-on learning experiences for their students. In addition to standards-based lesson plans and other educational materials, AIAA provides teacher grants to help support in-class projects that will enhance student learning.
Moreover, AIAA offers resources to assist scientists and engineers in serving as role models, in which roles they help students appreciate the importance of STEM knowledge and skills. Students can even engage in the learning process themselves by visiting AIAA’s website. There, they will find information about aerospace careers and links to student resources offered through NASA and other organizations. More information about AIAA’s educational outreach programs can be found at www.aiaa.org.