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CONNECTING WITH THE K–12 COMMUNITY

STEM OUTREACH

The mission of the United States Air Force Academy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach Program is to offer a variety of products and services locally and nationally that effectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent. Faculty and cadets work with the local community, schools, and teachers to provide outreach and increase the effectiveness of the Air Force’s investment in STEM. Cadets have the opportunity to mentor the next generation of potential cadets through involvement in these efforts.

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FREE 2021-22 STEM Resources for Classroom Teachers

Cadet STEM Read Aloud for K-5

Cadets connect with classrooms to read a picture book and a kit of materials is provided for a STEM activity. Teachers keep the book and materials! Teachers may sign up one class per semester.

Lending Library

Life, earth, and physical science equipment are available as well as robotics, construction, and STEM literacy materials. Additions for this school year include adjustable pipettes, Picture Perfect K-5 STEM assembled book collections and The Walking Classroom STEM series which highlights a variety of STEM careers.

21 FREE Teachers Pay Teachers Downloadable Interactive Science Lessons

Teachers Pay Teachers AFA STEM Outreach

Chemistry Magic Shows & Recorded Chemistry Demonstrations

Contact Stacey Lazzelle to schedule magic shows. Virtual presentations for non-local schools are available. For recorded chemistry demos visit:

Virtual Audience with an Astronaut Events

All sessions are at 10:00 AM MT.

Event Dates:

Session 5: March 16, 2021

To register for these events, click here

Physics is Phun Demonstrations

Contact Sandy Lamb to schedule these interactive, hair-raising demonstrations.

STEM Professional Development
  • We support monthly PALS and eleSTEMary workshops by supplying teacher materials. Please visit these sites for a complete schedule: PALS and eleSTEMary
  • Botball Coding Training
  • January PD delivered by the chemistry department
  • June Biotechnology PD delivered by the biology faculty
  • Science Standards Implementation Institutes
Virtual Audience with an Astronaut Sessions

USAFA STEM Outreach partners with the Space Foundation to bring classes 5 virtual interactions with retired astronaut Digger Carey. Mr. Carey discusses his schooling, astronaut preparation, missions in space and future space careers.

Energy Camp for 10 Year Olds

Teachers can recommend 10-year-old students to attend a November energy themed camp. This 2-day free camp is packed with tons of exciting energy activities and student take-home materials

LEGACY Craftsman Camps

Following an application process, 12 students per 11–15-year-old age level are selected for free LEGACY Craftsman day camps which occur at the beginning of June. The week is filled with a variety of STEM activities, interactions with scientists and engineers and a Friday field trip. The application window runs from Jan 1st – Mar 1st. To apply go to:  http://wpafbstem.com/pages/legacy_afa.html

Research Center Tours

School group tours will be available on a limited basis and restricted to one bus.

Support for School STEM Days or STEM Nights

Depending on cadet and staff availability, demos and hands-on activities can support school-wide events.

Contact Us

Sandy Lamb
USAFA STEM Coordinator
(719) 333-8990
sandra.lamb.ctr@afacademy.af.edu

CONTACT US FOR PROGRAM DATES AND AVAILABILITY

STEM OUTREACH