Reaching New Heights
Wings Launches Aviation Academy, NASA Challenge & Lecture Series
Lowry's Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum launched Wings Aerospace Academy this Fall - a tuition-free middle and future high school charter program. Wings Aerospace Academy (W.A.A.) offers a hands-on, aerospace-based STEM curricula that includes gaining actual pilot experience. Wings will graduate its first class in 2020. To learn more about Wings Aerospace Academy, visit their website.
On January 20th, Wings will host local High School student teams for the NASA Challenge where they will have the rare opportunity to receive feedback on school projects from local aerospace officials who may just launch their ideas into space! The event is open to the public and attendees will get a chance to view some of these projects, whose goal is to provide something useful for crew life on the International Space Station or other future long duration missions.
Don't miss this spectacular mini-documentary, narrated by and staring Harrison Ford. It is a tribute to Colorado, aviation and Wings Over The Rockies. "Flying here is like good music. It elevates the senses and the very experience of being alive."
On Wednesday, February 17, 12-1 pm, Wings will feature the first in its Distinguished Lecture Series, which offers inspiring talks by some of our state and nation’s top leaders, scholars and military professionals on subjects such as best practices in military leadership, character development, and courageous acts in aerospace history. This lecture will feature Dr. Ron Sega, Director of Systems Engineering Programs and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Colorado State University. Dr. Sega, who is a pilot, astronaut and scientist, will speak on STEM and its importance for American students in their formative years. For more information: http://wingsmuseum.org/distinguished-lecture-series/