Student rocket-builders join top STEM leaders at White House Science Fair

Feb. 07, 2012

Participants in world’s largest rocket contest showcase designs for President Obama

Arlington, Va. — President Obama highlighted the efforts of team members, teachers and parents from a Presidio, Texas, school that worked to raise funds to participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) contest in remarks at the second White House Science Fair. Lauding the initiative and creativity of all the students at the fair, the president mentioned that the Presidio High School team, from one of the poorest school districts in Texas, had even sold a goat as part of its…

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AIA Praises Congressional Passage of FAA Reauthorization

Feb. 06, 2012

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Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes House and Senate passage of the conference report on H.R. 658, the “FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.” It is critical to FAA operations and offers stability and predictability to the aviation industry instead of the uncertainty fueled by one short-term extension after another.

We have been advocating strongly and consistently since 2007 for a full reauthorization bill. This bill, which we urge President Obama to sign, will help make…

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Jan. 31, 2012

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World’s largest rocket contest helps aspiring STEM leaders take off

Jan. 31, 2012

Nearly 700 teams of middle and high school students across 48 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands are gearing up for the 2012 Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world’s largest student rocket contest and a critical piece of the aerospace industry’s workforce development pipeline.

The 10th anniversary competition is the most challenging in the history of the event. This year, each team is tasked with designing and building a rocket carrying a two egg payload to 800 feet and back during a 43- to 47-second flight without cracking. A…