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About the Aerospace Engineering Explorer Post

The Aerospace Engineering Explorer Post sponsored by Lockheed Martin is designed to give area high school students a behind-the-scenes, first-hand experience with aerospace engineering and technology.  The Aero Explorer Post, open to all area High School students, meets every other week for 8 months on the Lockheed Martin Waterton campus. Students will hear from industry experts on various space programs including Maven, Insight, Osiris-Rex and Orion. Student participants will also complete a number of hands-on engineering activities and have the opportunity to take part in a final design project. For this final challenge, student teams will design and build a capstone project with their peers for an engineering-related objective. Students will have the opportunity to tour Lockheed Martin’s various facilities at the Waterton campus as well as the engineering school at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lockheed Martin Engineers volunteer their own time as advisors to help run this program and can be approached for mentoring opportunities throughout the year.




A Typical Evening in the Aerospace Engineering Explorer Post


Guest Speakers and Tours

  • Hear from real-life astronauts, NASA/JPL Solar Ambassadors and industry engineering experts

  • Learn about space hardware that's being built right here in Colorado!

  • Tour local engineering schools and various Lockheed Martin Waterton facilities

  • Learn first-hand from Lockheed Martin engineers, advisors and mentors


Design Nights

  • Work fast, think fast and build fast as you compete with other student teams

  • Make a "homemade" working rover (like the ones on Mars!)


Final Project Nights

  • Work with a student team on designing and building a final project

  • Build Rockets, payloads that go to the edge of space, giant catapults and more!




See What Previous Year's Exploring Students Have Built


2010    Solar Powered Golf Cart Conversion

2011    Designed and Built Working Rover

2012    Designed and Built Rockets w/ Payload

2013    Designed and Built Catapults and Trebuchets

2014    Designed and Built Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles

2015    Modified Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for a Challenge Course




Want To Sign Up For the Aerospace Engineering Exploring Post?


You can register for the season here


Student participants MUST:

  • Be in high school

  • Be able to attend meetings one evening every other week from 6 - 8PM, September through May

  • Pay a registration fee of $75 per student annually by the first meeting (that's less than $4 per meeting!)

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