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Florida Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit, Palm Bay, Fla.

Remarks by David F. Melcher President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association Florida Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit Harris Corporation Technology Center Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Good morning.  This forum provides a tremendous opportunity to address Florida’s aerospace and defense workforce needs and I’m happy to be here. I appreciate seeing so many people from the […]

AIA, Harris Corporation Host Fla. Aerospace and Defense Workforce/STEM Summit

Organizations join government and academia in collaborating to inspire and build the aerospace workforce of tomorrow. Palm Bay Fla. — The Aerospace Industries Association and host company Harris Corporation convened a two-day summit Wednesday aimed at inspiring and building Florida’s aerospace workforce of tomorrow and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education strategies. “This […]

AIA Florida Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

Event Summary Join leadership from industry, government and academia as we come together to discuss Florida’s growing Aerospace and Defense Industry and opportunities for our current and future workforce talent. Registration & Meeting Information

North Carolina Aviation and Aerospace workforce Summit

  Event Summary Calling All Stakeholders in STEM Education & Workforce Readiness! The aerospace/aviation industry is growing, creating more high-tech, high-paying jobs. Both the aerospace industry and the infrastructure that supports it require STEM-savvy workers with a strong grounding in STEM disciplines. Is North Carolina ready to supply this workforce? Please join us in a […]

Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century: AIA’s Executive Report – Autumn 2017

AIA’s Autumn 2017 edition of the Executive Report highlights the necessity of investment into America’s aerospace infrastructure as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure.  “Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century” includes: – Infrastructure for America: Aerospace and Defense Leads the Way – A Profile of AIA Member Eaton Aerospace Group – Results of the annual […]

Young Professionals Visit AIA to Discuss A&D Future Workforce

Today, the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry supports over 2.4 million jobs, with the potential to create even more in the future.  AIA remains committed to developing that next generation of a dedicated, highly-skilled workforce that remains proud of the noble work it does on behalf of the nation. As part of that ongoing commitment, […]

Let’s Give a Boost to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

In May, AIA held its Annual Rockets on the Hill Event, where student teams competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) showed off their rockets in the Russell Senate Office Building’s Kennedy Caucus Room.  One of the competing teams, the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. team gained attention for their rocket adorned […]

IRC/TARC Trail in Paris: Recap

The rocketry season of TARC and IRC has officially ended yesterday morning when World Champion Festus High School Rocket Club boarded its plane to return home. What began as a group of students breathing life back into their school’s rocket club quickly turned into the story for the history books.     A team of mostly first-time rocketeers from a town of 12,000 people gave their all […]

IRC/TARC Trail in Paris: Festus Blazing a Path Forward for Missouri student rocketry

As we close out another IRC, the ten student rocketeers from Festus High School join a small and exclusive group as world rocketry champions. Tomorrow, they’ll head home, but soon they’ll naturally ask, “What do I do now?” The answer was simple for both our 2015 champions from Alabama’s Russellville City Schools and our 2016 […]

IRC/TARC Trail in Paris: IRC Rocket Launches

After countless hours of preparation and test flights, the 10 student rocketeers of the Festus Rocket Club launched themselves into the history books: they are officially world rocketry champions! Festus Team poses with former NASA astronaut Al Worden. (Photo courtesy of the Raytheon Company) You can read the official AIA/TARC Press Release here. “I feel like […]

U.S. Rocketry Students Impress at Internationals, Win Gold

At International Paris Air Show, Students from Festus, Mo., become third consecutive U.S. team to win gold PARIS – The 10-student team from Festus High School in Festus, Mo., bested the world’s best rocketry teams and took first place in the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC). Sponsored by The Raytheon Company, the team represented the United […]

IRC/TARC Trail in Paris: IRC Presentations

It was a bright and early start for the Festus Team, 5:00 a.m. to be exact. Today, they took the first step in their quest for International Rocketry Challenge (IRC) Championship: the presentation competition. As part of the competition, the team delivered an approximately 10-minute presentation before three expert judges from the aerospace industry, followed by questions from each judge. Robert Curbeam of Raytheon Company was the U.S. judge. He was joined […]

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