iFLY’s Education Program makes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) exciting and relevant for students. During the program, every student will learn STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel, participate in a grade-appropriate science activity, and fly with an experienced flight instructor in the wind tunnel. STEM Educators lead groups of students grades 2-12 through the education portion of this program.
Deliver oral presentation introducing students to grade-appropriate STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel.
Collaborate with iFLY Flight Instructors to demonstrate how everyday objects behave in the wind tunnel.
Facilitate a grade-appropriate science activity or experiment.
Assist other iFLY staff in rotating students between the educational and flight portions of the program.
Engage with school teachers and parents to elicit constructive feedback about the Education Program.
Work with iFLY Flight Instructors and Operations staff to ensure successful program implementation.
Communicate with Education Program staff to maintain and improve program.
Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, mathematics, STEM education, or related field
Mastery of science and mathematics concepts covered in K-12 school curriculum
Thorough understanding of fundamentals of fluid dynamics and related concepts
Teaching experience in a classroom, camp, museum, or other STEM education setting
Passion for engaging children and adults in STEM learning
Strong public speaking skills
Experience providing excellent customer service
Strong interpersonal skills
Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
Ability to react positively to rapidly changing circumstances