NASTAR and STEM

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NASTAR and STEM

  1. 1. The National AeroSpace Training & Research Center STEM Education National AeroSpace Research and Training Center The data contained within this presentation is furnished for your internal use only and shall not be duplicated, used, or otherwise disclosed, in whole or in part, for any purpose outside your organization without written consent from the NASTAR Center or ETC. See the last slide of this presentation for details Gregory P. Kennedy Director Educational Programs
  2. 2. What is NASTAR? <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism or Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidiary of Environmental Tectonics Corporation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ETC founded in 1969 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National AeroSpace Training and Research Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactical Flight Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aeromedical Research & Equipment Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STEM Education </li></ul></ul>National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  3. 3. ATFS-400 Phoenix National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  4. 4. Gyroflight IPT II National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  5. 5. Gyrolab GL-2000 National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  6. 6. Falcon Altitude Chamber National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  7. 7. General Aviation Trainer (GAT II) National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  8. 8. Ejection Seat Trainer National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  9. 9. NASTAR Programs National AeroSpace Research and Training Center <ul><li>Virgin Galactic Spaceflight Participant Training </li></ul><ul><li>Suborbital Scientist Training </li></ul><ul><li>Military Pilot Training Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Orange Flag </li></ul><ul><li>Upset Recovery Training </li></ul><ul><li>Research Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Education Programs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why I Became Interested in Science National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  11. 11. Fall 1958 National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  12. 12. Sputnik Response National AeroSpace Research and Training Center <ul><li>Approval of Explorer 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of NASA </li></ul><ul><li>National Defense Education Act </li></ul>
  13. 13. Soviet Firsts National AeroSpace Research and Training Center <ul><li>First satellite </li></ul><ul><li>First animal in orbit </li></ul><ul><li>First lunar fly by </li></ul><ul><li>First lunar impact </li></ul><ul><li>First pictures of lunar far side </li></ul><ul><li>First human in space </li></ul>
  14. 14. Vostok 1 National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  15. 15. Freedom 7 National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  16. 16. America’s Response National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  17. 17. Project Apollo National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  18. 18. Today’s World National AeroSpace Research and Training Center <ul><li>Only 4 of the top 10 companies receiving US patents last ear were United States companies </li></ul><ul><li>China has replaced the United States as the world’s leading high technology exporter </li></ul><ul><li>US consumers spend more on potato chips than the government devotes to energy R & D </li></ul><ul><li>There are more foreign students studying science and engineering in US graduate schools than American students </li></ul>
  19. 19. The United States ranks 27 th among developed nations in the proportion of college students receiving undergraduate degrees in science and engineering National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  20. 20. Future Prospects National AeroSpace Research and Training Center Over the next 10 years the US Department of Labor expects engineering and science jobs to grow by 21%
  21. 21. Growth Projections National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  22. 22. Growing Opportunities National AeroSpace Research and Training Center
  23. 23. What Does This Mean? National AeroSpace Research and Training Center <ul><li>Globalization will create added competition and will create a premium for INNOVATION </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half of all current scientists and engineers will retire within 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>STEM jobs are expected to grow at twice the rate of other jobs </li></ul>
  24. 24. There will continue to be a need for engineers and scientists National AeroSpace Research and Training Center

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