Employees enjoyed welcoming students back for summer 2021 tours and rocket building.

Aurora supported three rocket camps and two tours for STEM students in summer 2021, primarily out of its manufacturing site in Columbus, Mississippi. The company held two rocket camps with East Mississippi Community College Camp AMP, as well as a rocket camp and tour with Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute. Rocket camps provide students the opportunity to build and fly a small model rocket, introducing them to the basics of flight and hobbyist-level construction skills through an interactive and engaging activity.

Also this summer, Aurora hosted a tour of their headquarters in Manassas, Virginia for Future Kings, a Virginia-based non-profit in STEM educational programs. Tour participants not only saw Aurora’s facilities and experimental aircraft, but also a demonstration from the in-house drone team.

“Aurora has long history of supporting STEM activities. These programs give us the opportunity to introduce students to careers in engineering and composite manufacturing,” said Per Beith, Aurora President and CEO. “We hope to see these future engineers join the Aurora team someday.”

Aurora has four U.S. sites across Virginia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and West Virginia. The company is committed to working with local colleges, universities, and community organizations focused on STEM education and aeronautics. For more information, contact contributions@aurora.aero.