STEM Program

Celebrating STEM achievements - First, Fastest, Farthest

Every big achievement and discovery of aviation history has been reached when innovators played in the boundaries between Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We're delighted to provide an exhibition for anyone interested in aerospace and the STEM fields, as well as to offer scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in this area.

What's so cool about this STEM Exhibit?

Glad you asked!

A few highlights include:

  • ‘Hands-on’ opportunities for kids and adults to meet pilots, find out how robots operate, and see how the sun can power a car!
  • High school robotics teams will be on hand to demonstrate how their robots work.
  • The 2018 Air Show will feature a drone exhibit as part of the overall STEM experience.

Come visit one of the best STEM exhibitions you will ever experience!

Take a look below at some pictures from our 2017 exhibits, and join us for more activities and discoveries in March, 2018!

2 pilots take a picture with 4 STEM students
Bring your kids for the chance to meet pilots of some of the coolest aircraft in the skies!
U-2 pilot signs picture for Young Girl
Kids have the opportunity to meet real pilots and engineers.
The Los Angeles County Air Show STEM exhibit is perhaps the largest airshow STEM exhibit in the country.
The Los Angeles County Air Show STEM exhibit is perhaps the largest airshow STEM exhibit in the country.
The Los Angeles County Air Show STEM exhibit offers ‘hands-on’ opportunities for kids and adults to meet 
 pilots, find out how robots operate, and see how the sun can power a car!
The Los Angeles County Air Show STEM exhibit offers ‘hands-on’ opportunities for kids and adults to meet pilots, find out how robots operate, and see how the sun can power a car!
A crowd of adults and children look at a STEM display with enjoyment
The LACAS STEM exhibit is a great opportunity for kids to explore fun activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, all under one tent.

What is STEM, anyway?

STEM education is more than just Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics; it is an interdisciplinary and applied approach, coupled with real-world, problem-based learning. STEM education removes the traditional barriers between the four disciplines by integrating them into one cohesive teaching and learning paradigm. Today, new innovations and inventions tend to be made at the boundaries of these four disciplines, where they naturally overlap.

A STEM-literate student is even more than an innovator and critical thinker, able to make meaningful connections between school, community, work, and global issues. A STEM-literate high school graduate can enroll in a college-level course of study in science, technology, engineering, or math without the need for remediation. STEM skills are increasingly necessary to engage in our knowledge-based economy. Solid evidence suggests that the highest-wage and fastest-growing jobs in future years will be in STEM fields and all employees will need to utilize STEM skills for problem solving in a wide range of industries.

Apply for our STEM Scholarships

Get the application and read application guidelines on the Scholarship Page.


Interested in becoming an exhibitor in our STEM area?

Use this 2018 STEM Exhibition Registration Form, and contact stem@lacas.us with any questions. You will receive a form which should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Schools interested in presenting will be sent permission slips upon acceptance to the program.