Career Spotlight: Lydia Werner, Aviation Planner

Lydia Werner Aviation Planner at Mead & Hunt, Inc.   What do you do as an Aviation Planner? I assist in preparing long-term planning documents for federally funded airports. I inventory existing conditions, prepare operations and based aircraft forecasts,...

8 Movies That Inspire You To Work in Aerospace and STEM

Movies don’t merely entertain; they can be a source of inspiration that open doors to ideas and, for the purposes of this article, careers that you may not have taken seriously. Get over to Netflix or Amazon Prime and check these out. Or if you’re old...

Minnesota StellarX Team Featured on WCCO-TV

We’re excited to share that the StellarXplorers team from Minnesota was featured on WCCO-TV in a story about youth in STEM. The Starbird Association supports this team from the Anoka County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. They exemplify youth in STEM and...

NASASocial Part 1: SpaceX CRS-17

I had an amazing experience at the #NASASocial for SpaceX CRS-17 on April 29. As one of a small group of social media users and influencers invited to this event, I was able to attend the “What’s On Board?” mission briefing, have a private tour of...

It’s RoboWeek

It’s RoboWeek, or National Robotics Week. Why RoboWeek? What’s the point? Celebrate the U.S. as a leader in robotics technology development Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future Advocate for increased...

Solar Week – What does a Solar Scientist do?

A solar scientist studies the Sun, right? But it’s not the simple. Sometimes I think we look at the Sun like breathing – we don’t think about it, it’s just there.  But the Sun has a huge impact on Earth, humans, our habitat and so much more....