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Thank you for your interest in AOPA’s fifth annual High School Aviation STEM Symposium. AOPA’s High School initiative was designed to rebuild the pilot population and the aviation industry from the ground up. By providing high-quality STEM-based aviation education to high school students nationwide, AOPA is opening the door to aviation careers for thousands of teens. 

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2019 Symposium Photos

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  • Educator Peter Miller lands a Cessna 172 Skyhawk using a Gleim Virtual Cockpit simulator during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium, held in Denver, Nov. 11 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • California Aeronautical University President Matt Johnston entertains Jonathan Walker from the Kern High School District as AOPA President Mark Baker looks on during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium, held in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators gather during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium, held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators gather during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Keynote speaker and United Airlines Flight Operations Senior Vice President Bryan Quigley, left, discusses flight training leadership with AOPA President Mark Baker during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium, held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Keynote speaker and United Airlines Flight Operations Senior Vice President Bryan Quigley, left, discusses flight training leadership with AOPA President Mark Baker during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium, held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Nancy McGee joins 350 educators for the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators listen to a leadership presentation during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Cindy Hasselbring, the White House senior policy advisor and assistant director for STEM education, joins fellow educators during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium in Denver Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • AOPA Flight Training Initiative Senior Director Chris Moser welcomes educators to an exhibit area during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium in Denver Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Harvey Madison of Redbird Flight Simulations welcomes educators to a breakfast during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators greet other aviation professionals during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators greet other aviation professionals during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators greet other aviation professionals during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators greet other aviation professionals during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Keynote speaker and United Airlines Flight Operations Senior Vice President Bryan Quigley, left, discusses flight training leadership with AOPA President Mark Baker during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium, held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Regional airline pilot and educator Dan Mikkelsen of Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy asks a question about air traffic control during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • White House STEM Education Assistant Director Cindy Hasselbring, left, and AOPA Curriculum Development Director Erik Yates lead a breakout session during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators participate in breakout sessions during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • White House STEM Education Assistant Director Cindy Hasselbring, left, and AOPA Curriculum Development Director Erik Yates lead a breakout session during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators participate in breakout sessions, panel discussions, and keynote addresses during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators attend a tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted by United Airlines, Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by Josh Cochran.
  • Educators attend a tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted by United Airlines, Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by Josh Cochran.
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost delivers an afternoon keynote during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost delivers an afternoon keynote during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators participate in breakout sessions, panel discussions, and keynote addresses during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Retired Alaska Air Group CEO Bill Ayer, left, moderates a panel discussion on museum resources for educators during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost poses for a photo with educator Pat Charlton during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • High school science teacher and private pilot Larry Anderson, right, shows AOPA Curriculum Development Director Erik Yates a modification to a hands-on wind tunnel experiment while Peter Miller, left, looks on during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Aviation career panelist Eddo Wheijer of GA Telesis talks about jet engine parameters during a discussion with Keith Cooper of Boeing, William Tramper of Azimuth Aerospace Solutions, and Susan White of United Airlines during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educator Stephanie Klecker takes notes during an AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium breakout session at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Retired Piedmont Airlines Capt. Warren Wheeler, left, socializes with Army and Navy Academy aviation instructor Kevin Moss during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Susan Mallet of the Civil Air Patrol describes the search and rescue role of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary group during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Scott Simpson explains a hands-on wind tunnel project to educators during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators participate in an AOPA ninth grade curriculum breakout session on propulsion using balloons and paper clips during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educator Benjamin Saderholm, right, participates in an AOPA ninth grade curriculum breakout session on propulsion using balloons and paper clips during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Facilitator David Pursor, right, supervises a hands-on AOPA tenth grade curriculum project on cooling techniques during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Callie Wilkes of Gleim Aviation talks to other educators during an AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium breakout session at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educator Josh Bresler socializes during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • AOPA President Mark Baker socializes with attendees during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • AOPA flight training scholarship winner and educator Carla Ladner greets a photographer during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium in Denver, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • United Airlines check pilot and Capt. Ray Evans briefs a failed engine on takeoff emergency plan during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted at the United Airlines training facility in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • AOPA You Can Fly Executive Director Elizabeth Tennyson advises educators attending the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium in Denver, Nov. 12, 2019, that the You Can Fly program was nationally recognized with a Brewer Trophy awarded for significant contributions to aerospace education. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators participate in breakout sessions, panel discussions, and keynote addresses during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 12, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educators participate in breakout sessions, panel discussions, and keynote addresses during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 12, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • AOPA Senior Adviser Katie Pribyl facilitates a keynote by retired U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron lead Kevin Robbins during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 12, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Retired U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron lead Kevin Robbins delivers a keynote during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 12, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Moderator James Brough facilitates college aviation panelists Kevin Kuhlman of the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Matt Johnson of California Aeronautical University, and Carolina Anderson of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 12, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Uber vehicle systems engineering director Mark Moore talks about the future of aerial ridesharing during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Nov. 12, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • United Airlines check pilot and Capt. Ray Evans, retired airline Capt. Warren Wheeler, and United Capt. Carl Mentor meet at the United Airlines training facility during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Retired U.S. Marine helicopter pilot and high school aviation teacher Kevin Moss, right, leads retired airline Capt. Warren Wheeler to full motion Boeing 737 flight simulators during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted at the United Airlines training facility in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • United Airlines senior manager for pilot hiring Susan White speaks with high school aviation teacher Kevin Moss during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted at the United Airlines training facility in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • University of North Dakota aviation program dean Ken Polovitz and Leslie Martin attend the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted by United Airlines in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • William Tramper of Azimuth Aerospace Solutions shows a lighting board during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted by United Airlines in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • California Aeronautical University President Matt Johnston attends the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted at the United Airlines training facility in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Retired U.S. Marine helicopter pilot and high school aviation teacher Kevin Moss smiles after landing a Boeing 737 simulator under supervision from United Airlines check pilot and Capt. Ray Evans during the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium hosted at the United Airlines training facility in Denver Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Educator Peter Miller lands a Cessna 172 Skyhawk using a Gleim Virtual Cockpit simulator during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium, held in Denver, Nov. 11 2019. Photo by David Tulis.

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Thank You to Our Primary 2019 Symposium Sponsors

Title Sponsor

United Airlines

Presenting Sponsor

Boeing

Major Sponsors

United States Airforce American Airlines