Residential Tuition :
June 23, 2024 July 5, 2024
July 7, 2024 July 19, 2024
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
With companies like Boeing, SpaceX, Relativity Space, The Aerospace Corporation, Northrop Grumman, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory – to name a few – located nearby, there’s no better place to launch into the field of Aerospace Engineering than with Summer Springboard in Los Angeles this summer. Ever wonder how a rocket works or how an aircraft stays airborne? What is actually needed to launch a person or satellite into space? Our Aerospace Engineering program on the campus of UCLA offers students the chance to understand the physics and dynamics of air and spacecraft using basic orbital mechanics. Students will participate in hands-on design challenges, ultimately building and launching their own glider or rocket. Previous foundational knowledge in the following classes is either recommended (R) or strongly recommended (SR), but not required: algebra (R), geometry (R), trigonometry (SR), calculus (SR), and physics 1 and 2 (SR).
Guest Speakers and Excursions: Students will visit a local aerospace engineering company in the L.A. area.
Topics you'll explore
Learn the intricacies and challenges behind designing, building and landing your own glider or rocket.
Through meeting a variety of experts in the field, gaining valuable insight and knowledge from guest speakers at world renowned companies and partaking in hands-on experiential learning you'll get a much deeper sense of what it takes to pave the way toward a career in aerospace engineering.