in Engineering is an annual event
sponsored by the Army Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA), NDIA, UAHuntsville,
and Junior Achievement. This year the
event is being held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from to The purpose of this event is to allow 11th grade students to explore local careers in the fields of math, science,
engineering, and technology (STEM). This event is free to participating students and chaperones.
to and from UAHuntsville must be provided by a parent/guardian or school.
Students must arrive at UAHuntsville between and
on October 9, 2013
day will begin at UAHuntsville where the students and their chaperone will load
tour buses to travel to the base.Participants
will circulate throughout the day to various agencies and companies associated
with the Arsenal, NASA, and defense industry.Lunch will be provided as part of the day’s activities (if you have
dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch).
are asked to encourage 11th grade students who might be interested
in STEM to participate in this event. Students are required to fill out a consent form
and obtain permission from their parent/guardian to participate. School counselors are asked to distribute and
collect student consent forms. Completed
forms are only accepted from the school (not the student or parent directly
unless home-schooled) and should be turned into Junior Achievement by September 18th. Because many stops at the Arsenal dictate
security requirements, only
U.S. Citizens can participate in this event and a copy of the
students/chaperones’ IDs must be included in registration.
teacher, counselor, or parent from your school will need to spend the day with
your students as a chaperone. Chaperones
will be required to ride on the tour bus and remain with their students for the
full day. Chaperones will also be
responsible for ensuring that their students are safely picked up at UAH after
the event. One chaperone per school
will be allowed for every 25 students.
If you school requires a nurse to attend, that person counts one of the
chaperones and needs to complete all paperwork by the deadline. Schools
with more than 25 students participating in AIE may choose to assign one
additional chaperone. Each chaperone must be a U.S. citizen and
complete a Chaperone Consent Form.
Last year the event reached maximum
attendance before the deadline and this year we have a strict cut-off of 300
attendees, so early registration is highly encouraged.Due to the limited number of spaces:
· - Acceptance to
the program is on a first-come, first accepted basis;
· - Schools are
limited to a maximum 1 bus load (46 students and 2 chaperones);
· - Schools are
limited to a minimum 4 students and 1 chaperone;
· - NO substitutes
after the deadline will be accepted. If any extra students arrive the day-of, they
will be sent back to school, transported by parent/guardian/school official.