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
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!)