STEM Career Exploration

Bring students to virtual Boeing test centers around the United States and show them what it’s like to be an engineer testing the limits of aerospace to ensure quality, reliability, safety, and performance. This resource was created in partnership with Boeing and Discovery Education, the approximately 30-minute virtual field trip highlights several kinds of testing (e.g., structural, wind tunnel, environmental, electromagnetic, and nondestructive) and features interviews with testing engineers who describe their jobs and roles at Boeing.  An accompanying teachers guide provides a pre-trip classroom activity to introduce students to the concept of materials testing, student handouts to complete while watching the virtual field trip, and a follow-up hands-on activity to complete afterward in which students extend their new knowledge of materials testing to a new set of materials (e.g., spaghetti noodles).

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