The deadline for teens to apply for the Aerospace Career Exploration Academy has been extended to May 18. Students ages 13–18 are eligible to participate.
The academy will be held June 13–15. Locations include Boise, Hayden, McCall, Midvale, Kellogg-Smelterville, and Twin Falls in Idaho, and Ontario, Oregon. While the ACE Academy focuses on teenagers, parents and teachers are invited to participate alongside students on opening day, June 13.
There is no fee to apply, but there is a participation fee once accepted. This fee varies per location, and enrollment is limited, with tuition used to offset some costs. Limited scholarship assistance may be available for qualifying teenagers.
Go to http://aceacademy.aero to get the application form.
Participants will be able to engage in activities related to science, techology, engineering and math. Field trips may be offered to nearby facilities such as air traffic control towers, flight schools and aerospace businesses, college aviation programs, military aviation bases, and more. Other activities may include seminars on aerospace careers, as well as experiences with hands-on labs, drones, and in some cases, even a flight in a small airplane.