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December 12, 2016

The UAS4STEM challenge is a search and rescue challenge that encourages students ages 11 to 19 to explore sUAS technology. The Academy of Model Aeronautics and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University contest requires teams of up to eight members to  build a Quadzilla sUAS and use it in a mock search and rescue mission. The deadline...

December 12, 2016

High school classes and after-school programs are invited to register for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)/Build A Plane 2017 Aviation Design Challenge. The contest, sponsored by GAMA, promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through aviation in U.S. high schools. Registration is limited to the first 100 high...

November 30, 2016

The Hour of Code event, set for Dec. 5-11, is a worldwide effort to promote computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities and expanding to community efforts. It takes place every year during Computer Science Education Week, and organizers say the event has reached millions of students in more than 180 countries.  Educators...

August 19, 2016

Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education team held an AE/STEM Education Open House at Civil Air Patrol's National Conference in Nashville last week. The event spotlighted what's new and what's on the horizon in CAP AE as well as the programs and products that members have used for years. Visitors were able...

July 6, 2016

The Civil Air Patrol has partnered with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to offer sUAS ground school powered by Fly Robotics to all CAP cadets. These cadets and their mentors can use the software through 2017. The software program will teach the cadets how to safely operate sUAS systems....

April 13, 2016

An "American Experience" documentary focuses on some space researchers with whom you may not be familiar. High-altitude balloonists preceded the Mercury 7 team and are largely forgotten today. This video reminds us of their contributions. Watch now.  

March 24, 2016

The Pacific Region Civil Air Patrol AE School will be Aug. 18-20 at the Medford Composite Squadron in Medford, Ore. The school invites all Aerospace Education Officers (AEOs), Aerospace Education Members (AEMs), teachers, squadron commanders and leaders of cadets. The cost is $20 and includes all materials but does not...

March 24, 2016

The Annual Reach for the Stars National Rocket Competition is an ongoing program.  Host location competitions anytime before the June 30th deadline each year. There is no travel to compete.. There are six national winners annually.  Three celebrate at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame/Kennedy Space Center- Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral, FL.  Three celebrate...

March 16, 2016

 Quadcopter and Weather Station Kits Are Here   For the first time since the Civil Air Patrol STEM Kit Program started in 2013, the program has added two new kits, the Weather Station and the Quadcopter. They are now available to order in eServices. With the Acu-Rite Professional Weather Center, learners...

January 28, 2016

The deadline is  fast approaching for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) 2016 Aviation Design Challenge. Teachers must register by Jan. 31 to compete in the contest in the coming weeks. The contest promotes STEM education in U.S. high schools. Interested schools will receive free "Fly to Learn" curriculum materials, which include flight simulation...

January 14, 2016

Due to a worldwide backorder of Saitek Pro Flight yoke and rudder pedals, the Flight Simulator STEM Kit is temporarily unavailable. We will update the online application and website as soon as the Flight Simulator Kit equipment becomes available.

December 15, 2015

The FAA just established a new rule that requires all UAS owners to register their aircraft systems. For CAP/AE purposes, this will apply to all Calypso gliders and quadcopters. NHQ/AE is working on a process to register all Calypso and quadcopter recipients so that the members won't have to do...

October 1, 2015

Vote for Civil Air Patrol to receive a grant of up to $10,000 from Lightspeed Aviation Foundation. The money supports STEM Education for K-6 students, CAP's ACE Program. There are only two weeks left to vote!

April 23, 2015

Civil Air Patrol is one of 12 finalists for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation's 2015 Pilots Choice Awards grant program, which awards up to $10,000 depending on each finalist's vote ranking.

January 15, 2015

The National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, will host Civil Air Patrol Day Saturday, Feb. 21. CAP members get free admission and a discount on special attractions (advance reservations required for special attractions). Email for more information.

October 15, 2014

The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) offers an Educator Newsletter and a free Rocketry Resource CD-ROM (available to educators and youth leaders in the U.S. and Canada only).

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