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Continuing Education Programs

Adventures in Aerospace

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an aerospace engineer? Spend the week with us, and you will learn about the research, design, development and manufacture of aircraft. Discover new innovations in the UofSC McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, and then head over to the Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One to learn about rocketry.

See the future of 3D printing technologies and learn the basics of composite materials, computer aided design and manufacturing, program industrial-scale robots and test manufactured products. End your week by creating your very own composite aerospace part!


Program Dates and Audience

  • June 13-18, 2021
  • Rising 9-12 grade students

Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $575
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
  • Residential Scholar - $975

Plus $25 Lab Fee


Meet Your Instructor


Dr. Edward P. Gatzke

Dr. Gatzke holds over 20 years of experience at UofSC and the College of Engineering and Computing with research interests in the area of process modeling, control, and optimization. He has developed new methods to model, control, and optimize chemical processes. He has developed new global optimization techniques applied to various process systems engineering problems. Dr. Gatzke has received the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Partner Award from the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support. The award recognizes a member of the UofSC faculty who has demonstrated significant support for the division, the division’s programs and services and the overall quality of campus life. 


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