University of Texas at El Paso

Aerospace Education Laboratory

Developed by NASA and equipped with 10 workstations, the Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL) is an electronically enhanced, computerized classroom that puts cutting-edge technology at the fingertips of NASA SEMAA middle and high school-aged students. Each computerized research station provides students with real world challenges relative to both an aeronautics and microgravity scenario. Examples of the real aerospace hardware and software contained in the AEL include an Advanced Flight Simulator; a laboratory-grade, research wind tunnel; and a working, short-wave receiver and hand-held Global Positioning System for aviation. In addition to being an extraordinary tool for educating middle and high school students, the AEL serves as an excellent training facility for pre-service teachers on the NASA SEMAA curriculum.

Contact Information

University of Texas at El Paso
Mechanical Engineering Department
Engineering Building Bldg.
Room A-126
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-0521

Tel: (915) 747-5450
Fax: (915) 747-5019