Residential Tuition :
Extended Commuter Tuition:
Session 1: June 26-July 8, 2022
Session 2: July 10-July 22, 2022
Los Angeles, CA
Our Aerospace Engineering program 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.
Guest Speakers and Excursions: Students will visit a local aerospace engineering company in the L.A. area as well as have a guest speaker from Blue Origin, the company founded by Jeff Bezos. Students will also participate in a STEM field trip at iFly, where in addition to learning about the science of flying in wind tunnels, students will have the opportunity to “fly” in their indoor parachuting center.
Meet your instructor
David Lazzara, PhD
Aerospace Engineering USC
David Lazzara is currently a part time lecturer of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the USC Viterbi school of engineering. Dr. Lazzara received his Doctoral Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 2012 where he also completed his Master's Degree in the same subjects in 2004.Learn more
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.