The Girls Soar! Aviation Day introduces girls in grades 3 – 12 to the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and to real-world applications in the airline industry. Our objective is to expose girls to positive and inspiring female role models in STEM and aviation-related careers. By doing so, we hope to ignite a passion for aviation and to fuel dreams of careers in this ever-growing field. We want girls who participate in this event to feel empowered and excited about the possibilities for their future!

This year’s theme is “Giving your dreams wings: stories of persistence and resilience”.

Below are our 2019 Girls Soar! Aviation Day offerings:

For girls in 3rd-7th grade

Thank you to all who attended this year!

Sessions include:

  • An interactive panel of women speakers who are changing the aviation industry,
  • Wind Tunnel Testing Activity,
  • Fun engineering workshop,
  • Scavenger hunt,
  • Self-guided tour of the newly renovated CR Smith Museum.

For girls in 8th-12th grade

September 21st from 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Sessions include:

  • Interactive panel of women speakers who are changing the aviation industry (pilots, engineers, meteorologist, etc.)
  • Small group chats with experts in the industry (including pilots, engineers, mechanics, flight attendants, etc.)
  • Resume and Interview workshop with airline professionals.
  • Flight Simulators time with SIMS instructor.
  • STEM workshops and activities.
  • Innovation Competition **.
  • Partners booths and career fair.
  • Exploration of the newly renovated Museum.
To register CLICK HERE.

General Information

Event Agenda
12:30pm – 1:00pm    Check-in
1:00pm – 1:15pm      Welcome and Keynote
1:15pm – 2:00pm      Session 1
2:10pm – 2:55pm      Session 2
3:05pm – 3:50pm      Session 3
4:00pm – 4:45pm     Session 4
4:45pm – 5:00pm     Innovation Challenge Awards

  • This event is free with paid admission (discounted group rate applies: $4/adult,$3/child). CR Smith Museum members and AA employees and family members (D2’s) receive free admission.
  • Adults and children who are not participating in the workshops do not need to register but entry into the museum requires paid admission.

If you have any questions please call contact Marieeve.harris@aa.com.

Innovation Challenge

Do you have an innovative idea that could change air travel? If so, this challenge is for you!

We are looking for teams of creative, forward-thinking, and ingenious young women who want to compete in our first ever Girls Soar! Innovation Challenge which will take place during the Girls Soar! Aviation Day event on September 21st, 2019.

Gather your friends, brainstorm about challenges related to air travel, and come up with a new and original product, service, or idea which would make traveling by air more enjoyable and/or more efficient. You will have 3 minutes to present your idea to our panel of expert judges. Winners will receive a prize, and will be featured on the Museum’s social media!

To enter the competition:

  • Gather a group of a minimum of 2 girls and of a maximum of 4,
  • Select a name for your team,
  • Brainstorm challenges related to air travel,
  • Invent or create a solution to improve at least one of the challenges of air travel,
  • Create a 3 minute presentation* supported by a Powerpoint or MP4 uploaded on a USB drive,
  • Register for the Girls Soar! Aviation Day (main event),
  • Arrive prepared to present your idea to the judges on the day of the event,
  • Present your idea to the judges (3 minutes) and be ready to answer the judges’ questions (3 minutes).
  • Attend the reward ceremony (on September 21st, right after the last session of the day) to find out if your team has the winning idea for the 2019 Girls Soar! Innovation Challenge

To register your team, email marieeve.harris@aa.com