German American Aviation Heritage Foundation | STEM + Arts
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Our Commitment

In addition to the one-of-a-kind travel experience, the Super Star will be used to facilitate and inspire Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEM + Arts) initiatives. Programs will focus on education in a collaborative manner by engaging students and teachers directly with the restoration conducted by Lufthansa Technik’s team and the future operation of the airplane.

Learning programs will provide today’s youth with knowledge and context of the past while delivering valuable lessons in shaping the future.

Programs will motivate innovative learning approaches for educators while inspiring students through unique and motivating experiences to explore aviation and aerospace career opportunities.

STEM + Arts Education Awareness

Through a responsible and measured approach, we will help build a STEM + Arts (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math + Arts) educational program that supports the development campaign for the Constellation restoration and also advances the critical need for educating current and future generations of young people on the many opportunities in pursuing careers in aviation and STEM + Arts. Growing an education program with defined expectations can become a strategic asset in promoting the restoration, showcasing GAAHF commitment to aviation legacy and history while embracing modern technology, and also providing a responsible platform for potential donors, corporations and partners to support their investments.

Our Partners

In the launch phase of GAAHF, we have intentionally set a flexible framework for STEM + Arts initiatives to accommodate and collaborate with strategic partners.  In order to build a defined and meaningful approach on education priorities and programs with partners, we can adapt our priority focus in order to establish or introduce programs that can be best supported and fostered by these strategic partner organizations with their specific criteria in mind.

Key Projects

Assess & Define Institutions & Academic Partnerships

From local schools in Maine to national academic institutions, we will help assess and review potential STEM + Arts partners from community college and university research programs, aerospace and aeronautical schools, and military academies where we can align on amplifying STEM + Arts educational opportunities in the rebuild of the Constellation.

Connie In The Classroom

We will launch an exciting program called  Connie in the Classroom to bring teachers and students into our world of aviation.  With partners, engineers, designers, we will build a program for leaders to engage directly with students, a “hands on” approach and bring actual aircraft materials and engineering tools used to to show the importance of our heritage.  Students will be able to receive a personalized Team Constellation Connie certificate as a token to continue the excitement in learning about aerospace STEM + Arts. Teachers will be given materials to share in the classroom and used to continue inspiring students in aviation and aerospace careers.   We will also build an important “dialogue bridge” where students in U.S. and Germany can meet each other through distance learning and virtual exchange opportunities.

Student Contest Program

We have put together some amazing projects to inspire all levels of students through creative ideas for promoting the Starliner restoration project.  We are excited to bring this this teacher and student engagement and feedback to growing our STEM + Arts initiatives.  We will launch an artwork design for primary school students for the GAAHF annual holiday card, and a travel essay contest for high school students with a chance to travel to Germany and share this passenger flight experience!

Camp Connie

We want to bring local students and teachers in Maine for a hands-on adventure and training at the Auburn site of our restoration to really embrace STEM + Arts.  A portion of the day camp will be to make a model aircraft with recycled materials so that students Create Your Own Constellation that will be featured on our GAAHF website will be displayed for public viewing at one of our U.S. airport gateways.