Milestone C
Shaping Future STEM Leaders

Background & Heritage

What Motivates Us

Declining innovative motivation among millennials in the STEM workforce is an enduring problem for cutting-edge organizations.  Milestone C brings together managers from Fortune 500 corporations, lead engineers, veteran aviators, and research scientists to address the root cause.  Envisioned as a series of internship experiences, our programs equip middle and high school students with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to make confident college and career decisions.

Who teaches Milestone C programs?

Our instructors and staff have over 75 years of collective experience in engineering, program management, military aviation, molecular science, and clinical research.  We have participated in development of presidential aircraft; served as lead engineers and program managers at Fortune 500 corporations; flown combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan as military pilots; delivered leadership and team-building training to corporate giants; led cancer research programs on the global stage; developed commercial aerospace test and overhaul equipment; and earned degrees from the world's leading educational institutes.

Now, we are proud and eager to impart our experience to the next generation of STEM leaders through Milestone C.  For more information, please feel free to contact us.

What does Milestone C mean?

In government acquisition aerospace programs (e.g. F-35 Fighter, B-21 Bomber, KC-46 Tanker), Milestone C marks the end of Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) and the beginning of Production and Deployment. We chose this name because we consider our students' participation in the program symbolic of a transition from general interest to informed decision-making.

For more information on aerospace industry practices, please visit this link for a description of Milestone C in government acquisition programs and this link for a government acquisition milestone overview.