April 24, 2024

Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge Soaring Back in 2024!

Save the Date! Women of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (WAIAM) is preparing  for our third annual Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge - a virtual, free, state-wide aerospace competition for girls in 4th-8th grade - this Fall from October 12th - November 9th! Registration will open in July.

The Flight Challenge is a fun, creative way for students to learn about a career in aerospace; ultimately strengthening the talent pipeline in Michigan. Keep reading for more details on the event.

  • Students participate in groups of 2-6. They choose and register with their group.
  • Teams are challenged over a 4-week period beginning in October to design a sustainable flight vehicle to solve any problem of their choosing. Additional details will be communicated in the coming months.
  • Students will navigate subjects of engineering, design, finance, marketing and business planning.  
  • Through the Challenge, students will have an opportunity to meet with women who work in aerospace across Michigan, learn about their role in the aerospace industry, and ask them for advice on their project.

The Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge is broken into two main events along with four weeks of independent group work. The Virtual Kick-Off Event will be on October 12 featuring keynote and mentor speakers and serve as a platform to answer any questions. After four weeks of group work and meeting with mentors, the girls will come back together for the Virtual Final Presentations on November 9. Every participant will receive an event t-shirt, and WAIAM will award prizes valued up to $1,000 for the top teams.

Visit Aviation Careers Institute to learn more about this program available to high school juniors and seniors and held at the Capital Region International Airport.

PDF DocumentMichigan Girls Future Flight Challenge Save the Date Flyer