AE School K-12 Outreach

AE School Partners & Outreach

The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering is proud to partner with innovative organizations that amplify the field of aerospace engineering and give K-12 students and schools the resources and support to ignite a curiosity for engineering. 

If you are a current Georgia Tech Aerospace Engineering student and would like to get involved, please email

S.T.E.P. Program

STEP Camp - 2019

The Science, Technology and Engineering Pipeline (STEP) program is a free summer camp (beginning in June) for Atlanta-area high school students where they learn the engineering design process through completing NASA-inspired challenges. 

Over the course of three weeks, students will take a crash course in the engineering design process led by AE School faculty and students. With the help of mentors and the Yang Aero Maker Space, students will be able to have their designs come to life. During the final day of camp, students will present their final designs to their fellow camper, friends, family, and STEP sponsors. 

STEP is sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL), and the Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC). 

Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy

In the spring of 2021, the AE School and the Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy joined forces to expand access to STEM education. The partnership focuses on K-12 curriculum and resources provided by the AE School and the Georgia Space Grant Consortium. AE faculty and students prepare lessons and interactive workshops to teach aerospace fundamentals that can be easily grasped by young learners. 

“Our goal is to be a long-term partner with the Academy and provide support and resources for their entire school as needed,” said Mark Costello, William R.T. Oakes Professor and AE School chair. “We want to foster continuous engagement with our local school systems to help instill the importance of STEM education starting at an early age.”

Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC)

The Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC) was established in 1989 to develop a statewide network of academic, industry, and non-profit partners dedicated to maximize the number of Georgia students from all backgrounds who are well-prepared in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and who are motivated to support space and aeronautics programs vital to this nation. 

GSGC is a NASA program and part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.


Space Day Atlanta

The AE School’s Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC), along with its affiliate and partners from across Atlanta and Georgia, host a series of K- 12 STEM/STEAM engagement activities celebrating SPACE and highlighting related degrees and careers during World Space Week in October. Check back each fall for information regarding the upcoming Space Day Atlanta event. 

  • Past guest speakers have included NASA astronaut Susan Kilrain and Yvonne Cagle
  • Hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations
  • Space-themed art activities

AE School Student Organizations

AE-themed student organizations are led by Georgia Tech undergrad and graduate students with a passion for all things aerospace and engineering. Many of these groups host STEM outreach and education to K-12 students on campus and off campus. Below is a list of AE student organizations that host outreach events, please contact them for more information.