Warner Robins, GA – The Museum of Aviation Foundation’s National STEM Academy® announces the registration of an official Service Mark from the United States of America Patent and Trademark Office. The mark falls under Class 41, Education and states the National STEM Academy provides “Education services, namely, providing pre-kindergarten through adult informal education programs in the science, technology, engineering, math, and history fields.” The Service Mark gives the Museum of Aviation Foundation the exclusive rights to the Mark “National STEM Academy.”
“This is a big deal for us,” said Chrissy Miner, President and CEO of the Museum of Aviation Foundation. “For more than two decades, we have pioneered STEM education from our world-class Museum of Aviation. This mark solidifies our status as a provider of forward-thinking STEM education for our nation’s youth.”
The Museum of Aviation Foundation’s National STEM Academy operates programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and History-focused programs for learners age 4 through adult, including special events, Saturday, and summer programs. ACE (Ask. Challenge. Educate.), fieldtrip programs, Mission Quest flight simulation programs, Heritage tour programs, and the STEM Training Academy for Teachers program – which features Georgia’s only NASA Regional Educator Resource Center – are the main focus areas within the National STEM Academy. Rigorous, goal-setting experiences challenge students to solve problems and all programs are aligned to state and national education standards. Career opportunities and workforce development strategies are highlighted, and programs are conducted both on school sites and at the Museum of Aviation.
“The National STEM Academy is committed to educate, engage and inspire students and teachers in the foundations and innovations of science, technology, engineering and math through motivating workforce development programs.” said Melissa Spalding, Director of Education.
The Museum of Aviation is also host to the Gordon and Museum of Aviation Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (GYSTC), and the STARBASE ROBINS program. Last year, more than 56,000 students and teachers took part in Museum-offered education programs and classes.
For more information on the National STEM Academy, please visit www.museumofaviation.org.