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CSBR Aerospace Teacher Academy
Monday, July 20, 2020, 8:00 AM to Saturday, July 25, 2020, 5:00 PM MDT
Category: CSBR Member/Sponsor Events

Aerospace Teacher Academy

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The Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) is a nonprofit organization developed to promote the growth of the space industry in Colorado and develop and strengthen relationships among the high technology community.  

CSBR is also dedicated to expanding space beyond just the Front Range in Colorado and has conducted several rural outreach programs across the state to seek suppliers and subcontractors.  As a result of its very first rural outreach program, CSBR was asked by students in Durango, CO if we could assist them with internships.  In response, CSBR developed a 2-week student internship program for students in rural Colorado (information can be found here: https://www.coloradosbr.org/csbr-summer-internship-program)  Since the program began in 2014, 168 students have gone through the program.  The program shows students what it’s like to work in various facets of the aerospace industry. Students spend time at various CSBR partner facilities where they have a chance to meet the best and the brightest in the aerospace industry, participate in hands-on activities, and get an exclusive behind the-scenes look at what each company does and some of the exciting projects they are working on.  A full list of organizations involved can be found on the webpage listed above.

The student program has been so successful that this year we received funding from our partner Lockheed Martin Space to develop an Aerospace Teacher Academy.  The teacher academy will run from July 20-25, 2020, and like the student program, will focus on rural teachers from across Colorado.  Teachers from rural locations will get priority, but if there is room available, teachers from along the Front Range may be accepted (Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs Areas). 

Through this teacher academy, we hope to provide tools and lessons teachers can take back to the classroom to inform students about what is happening in space industry, what jobs are available, and what is required to obtain those jobs.  We also hope to give teachers resources they can tap into later down the road like engineer in the classroom and other ways to continue to connect with the aerospace industry. 

The program is free to attend.  However, participants are responsible for lodging, transportation, and most meals.  Some meals may be provided.  Teachers will receive continuing education credit and scholarships may be available through professional development moneys.  Participants should first access any funds available for their professional development first before asking for financial support from CSBR.  CSBR may be able to provide partial scholarships to cover some or most expenses.  If you wish to pursue funding, please note that on the registration site.

Below is a tentative schedule we are working to develop which may change based on facility availability.

CSBR AEROSPACE TEACHER ACADEMY (Tentative Schedule)

 

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Thank you to our 2020 CSBR Internship Sponsor: 

 

Questions? Contact Christie Lee at 303.258.6957 or [email protected]