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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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Hands-On Labs

Pre-recorded Resources

The United States Air Force Academy sponsors and hosts pre-recorded Chemistry labs, Chemistry magic shows, and “Physics is Phun” shows. See YouTube channel links below

 

Contact Stacey Lazzelle to reserve chemistry kits, request labs for videotaping, or for middle school / high school science requests.

Elementary Science Lessons
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Owl Pellets
  • Solar Cars

Classroom Lessons are available to Colorado Springs (Front Range) Elementary Schools.

Elementary Engineering Lessons
  • Air Drop Packages
  • Avalanche Protection
  • Bridges
  • Cleaning an Oil Spill
  • Filters
  • Flying Technologies
  • Straw Rockets
  • Trash Collectors
  • Windmills

Teachers Pay Teachers FREE Interactive Science Slides for Elementary Students

Lessons include Life, Earth, and Physical Science Content. Check here regularly for additional content.

STEM Professional Development
  • Peak Area Leadership in Science (PALS)
  • Kiss Institute for Practical Robotics Botball Program
  • Python & C+ Coding Language Training for 4-12th grades through KISS Institute Practical Robotics. Sponsored by Northrop Grumman. See the 4-minute video.
  • eleSTEMary

Virtual Interviews & Tours

Our usually extensive selection of on-site tours of facilities has been temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to resuming the tours as soon as safety guidelines permit. You can visit our campus virtually in the meantime.

Contact Us

Stacey Lazzelle
Basic Sciences Division STEM Outreach / Chemistry Magic Shows
stacey.lazzelle.ctr@afacademy.af.edu

Sandy Lamb
K-12 STEM Outreach Coordinator
(719) 333-8990
sandra.lamb.ctr@usafa.edu

CONTACT US FOR PROGRAM DATES AND AVAILABILITY

STEM OUTREACH