September 10th will be a day filled with engaging and hands-on STEAM activities dedicated to empowering girls and young women towards careers in STEAM, in aerospace and beyond. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is partnering with fellow institutions, industry-leaders and experts in STEAM to bring attendees a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in STEAM, what STEAM is and how these fields can be used for personal and career development.
To enhance the guest experience at our Girls STEAM Day event, we will be capping attendance at 1,200. 700 pre-registrations and 500 walk-ups.
Interact with institutions of higher education—Learn what it takes to become a STEAM professional
Explore Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
The first 300 people through the door will receive lunch from A Spice of Life Catering (Pre-registering does not guarantee a meal ticket. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis)
Workshops: (geared towards kids ages 10-17)
Core drilling with cupcakes by AIAA
Human survival at high altitudes using Peeps
Jewelry making by Natalia Brown
Make your own flashlight
Fine art from Alicia & Candace
Beginning lessons in riveting
(Each session is capped at 20 people. Sign-ups will be onsite—First come, first served)
“Ask me Anything! Sessions”
During workshop times, a variety of subject matter experts will be taking questions from the audience.
Schedule of Events:
11-11:30 — Tables open
11:30-12:15 — Featured Speaker: Kathleen Mayer, Program Director of Flight For Life Colorado
12:15-12:45 — Lunch/Tables open
1:00-2:00 — Workshop session #1 / Ask Me Anything!
2:00-2:30 — Tables open
2:30-3:15 — Featured Speaker: Adrian Tansing, Contracts & International Trade Manager at Reaction Engines Inc.
3:30-4:30— Workshop session #2 / Ask Me Anything!
4:30-5:00 — Tables open
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Women in Aviation International
Jensen Hughes Engineers
United Launch Alliance
Shades of Blue
Metro State University
Arapahoe Community College
Civil Air Patrol
Candace French and Alisha Jurgens Fine Art
Guarascio Contemporary Jewellery
Wings Over the Rockies
Wings Aerospace Academy
Kathleen Mayer, MS RN – Program Director, Flight For Life® Colorado
Kathy Mayer is the Program Director for Flight For Life Colorado—a role she’s had since 1999. Prior to that, Kathy had flown as a flight nurse for the program for 12 years, and also worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado as its first Trauma Coordinator, helping the hospital to implement its Level I Trauma Program. She graduated from nursing school at the University of Colorado and later obtained her Master’s Degree there as well. She has worked for almost all of her career in the fields of intensive care, and critical care transport and has a strong commitment to patients who are injured or ill in the out of hospital environment.
She travels to Haiti every January with a group of physicians, nurses and other health care providers who staff a clinic and hospital in a very poor area, and is grateful for the opportunity to reflect on how incredibly blessed we are with the level of health care in the US. Kathy has lived in Colorado for all of her life and shares an old house in Park Hill with her husband Ben, a pilot, and two “recycled” mutts from the Dumb Friends’s League.
Adrian Tansing – Contracts & International Trade Manager, Reaction Engines, Inc.
Adrian Armour Tansing is the International Trade and Contracts Manager for Reaction Engines Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a U.K. aerospace company developing next generation hypersonic propulsion. Previously an employee of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Adrian has supported Commercial Launch Services alongside United Launch Alliance, interplanetary programs such as JUNO and InSight, commercial aviation technology (most notably WindTracer) and the next manned spacecraft, Orion.