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Aerospace College and Career Exploration and Selection System

Tuesday Talks

This year ACCESS will focus on semi-weekly discussions over Zoom with Aerospace industry professionals ranging from pilots, astronauts, engineers, artists, and more!

Participants can learn, ask questions, and meet with other students with similar interests. After the discussion, students will have the opportunity to Explore Aerospace further with optional supplementary learning material. Content is designed for students ages 14+, but anyone with a curious mind is welcome to attend.

Each session will be unique, so students are welcome to attend as many sessions as they want, in any order they want.

Have to miss a session? Check back for information on recorded sessions!

Upcoming Speakers

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Previous Speakers

Rob Strickland - Senior Manager of Human Factors and Pilot Development at United Airlines

Robert H. Strickland, Jr. is the Senior Manager of Human Factors and Pilot Development at United Airlines in Denver, CO, where he has held his position since 2014. With over two decades of experience at United, Robert’s previous roles include Boeing 777 Technical Specialist and Technical Writer. He is a 1980 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degree, specializing in Human Factors Engineering.

Notably, Robert is the son of Airway Science for Kids’ founder, Robert Strickland, Sr., who developed the organization while assisting Robert Jr. with constructing a remote-controlled aircraft.

What is ACCESS?

Aerospace College and Career Exploration and Selection System (ACCESS) is our program for teens and young adults ages 14-21.

Using our Explore Aerospace series topics, we provide an introduction to our six core topics:

  • Aeronautics
  • Airframe-Powerplant & Avionics
  • Solar System
  • Commercial Space Travel
  • Drones
  • Robotics

This program is designed to help students discover how their interests overlap with the Aerospace industry and how they can apply those interests toward a new career. Not every journey to aerospace is a direct path, and we want to help you find yours!

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