Milestone C
Shaping Future STEM Leaders

Workshops

Critical Thinking & Collaboration

Milestone C workshops are short (10 hours or less), project-based STEM programs currently available in Connecticut only.  As featured on several TV news segments and newspaper articles, all Milestone C programs are designed to help students build critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.

Short (10 hours or less), Experiential Summer Camps & After-School Programs

Milestone C instructors deliver these workshops in person at our host schools.  Each workshop can be delivered either as an after-school program during the school year or as a summer camp.  Host schools can select the specific duration of each individual class, which determines how many total days or weeks each workshop takes.  Available workshops are as follows:

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AVIATION CADET EXPERIENCE (ACE)

Grades: 8-12 | Duration: 8 hrs. | Tuition: $200/student

Fly simulators & drones - learn aerodynamics the way Air Force pilots do

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DRONE ENGINEERING INTENSIVE (DEI)

Grades: 9-12 | Duration: 10 hrs. | Tuition: $300/student

Design, build, and fly your own racing drones in teams

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JUNIOR FLIGHT SCHOOL (JFS) - Level 1

Grades: 5-7 | Duration: 7.5 hrs. | Tuition: $150/student

Learn how airplanes fly by piloting simulators & drones

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ARCHAEOLOGY BOOT CAMP (ABC)

Grades: 8-12 | Duration: 9 - 12 hrs. | Tuition: $250/student

Unravel age-old mysteries without leaving the classroom

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LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK LABORATORY (LTL)

Grades: 9-12 | Duration: 4 hrs. | Tuition: $100/student

Plan, brief, execute, and debrief a simulated search & rescue mission

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JUNIOR FLIGHT SCHOOL (JFS) - Level 2

Grades: 5-8 | Duration: 7.5 hrs. | Tuition: $200/student

Design wings, gliders, and compete in drone obstacle challenges

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CONCEPTUAL ENGINEERING INTENSIVE (CEI) - Level 1

Grades: 9-12 | Duration: 9 hrs. | Tuition: $150/student

A critical thinking laboratory based on “tabletop” engineering projects

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PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION (PSP)

Grades: 9-12 | Duration: 7.5 hrs. | Tuition: $100/student

Build the confidence to influence

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CONCEPTUAL ENGINEERING INTENSIVE (CEI) - Level 2

Grades: 9-12 | Duration: 9 hrs. | Tuition: $200/student

A critical thinking laboratory based on a hands-on engineering project

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DRONE BUILDING WORKSHOP (DBW)

Grades: 6-8 | Duration: 5 hrs. | Tuition: $100/student

Build & fly your own drones in teams


high school workshops

Aviation Cadet Experience (ACE)

Fly simulators & drones – learn aerodynamics the way Air Force pilots do

Age Range: Grades 8 – 12
Duration:
8 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $200 per student
Minimum Class Size: 10 students

As the only program of its kind available to high school students, ACE brings the adrenaline-fueled world of aviation into the safety and comfort of the classroom.  Students are placed in a simulated flight school environment where they learn about the physics & physiology of high-performance flight before testing their piloting skills on Milestone C’s realistic flight simulators.

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Archaeology Boot Camp (ABC)

Unravel age-old mysteries without leaving the classroom

Age Range: Grades 9 – 12
Duration:
8 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $250 per student
Minimum Class Size: 10 students

This hands-on experience explores the archaeological process and introduces students to careers within the field, while visiting some of history’s most interesting sites and finds from around the world without leaving the classroom.  Students will learn how archaeologists use artifacts and site stratigraphy to begin unraveling age-old mysteries.  We will also explore the typical life cycle of an artifact, from its initial discovery to its display case in a museum, and everything in between.

Note: Expect to get your hands dirty (and probably your clothes as well).


Conceptual Engineering Intensive (CEI) - Level 1

A critical thinking laboratory based on “tabletop” engineering projects

Age Range: Grades 9 – 12
Duration:
9 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $150 per student
Minimum Class Size: 15 students

Designed by professionals with over 50 years of combined experience as Fortune 500 engineers and engineering managers, this workshop serves as a broad introduction to the world corporate engineering through a series of conceptual small-team projects.  CEI is a horizon-broadening experience as much as a project-based laboratory to practice key professional skills required in all 21st century STEM industries.

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Conceptual Engineering Intensive (CEI) - Level 2

A critical thinking laboratory based on a hands-on engineering project

Age Range: Grades 9 – 12
Duration:
9 Hours
Prerequisites: CEI – Level 1
Cost: $200 per student
Minimum Class Size: 15 students

Launching with the introduction of a hands-on project that will span the entire workshop, CEI – Level 2 will test the limits of even the most functional student teams’ critical-thinking and collaborative abilities.  The primary objective in Level 2 is to open students’ eyes to the wide variety of career opportunities available in 21st century engineering industries, how to pursue them, and what day-to-day life as a corporate engineer may entail.

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Drone Engineering Intensive (DEI)

Design, build, and fly your own racing drones in teams

Age Range: Grades 9 – 12
Duration:
10 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $300 per student
Minimum Class Size: 10 students

Learn about engineering and technology by building & flying racing drones!  The Milestone C team of aerospace industry professionals employ cutting-edge technologies and experiential learning techniques to equip students with key engineering skills.  In this flagship workshop, DEI students will learn about basic aerodynamics and unmanned aircraft architecture, and then apply the engineering process to design, build, and test their own drones in teams, emulating the life cycle of a real-world engineering program from beginning to end.

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Leadership & Team-Building Laboratory (LTL)

Plan, brief, execute, and debrief a simulated search & rescue mission

Age Range: Grades 9 – 12
Duration:
4 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $100 per student
Minimum Class Size: 10 students

Test your leadership and teamwork skills the way corporate professionals do in this signature Milestone C leadership & team-building simulation originally designed for corporate executives and then streamlined for students.

This extremely unique and scenario-based workshop immerses students into “mission control” to plan, brief, execute, and debrief a simulated search & rescue mission.  They work in teams and make repeated decisions under pressure while witnessing the results of their actions real-time on a simulated satellite link.

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Public Speaking & Presentation (PSP)

Build the confidence to influence

Age Range: Grades 9 – 12
Duration:
7.5 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $100 per student
Minimum Class Size: 15 students

Build the confidence to influence!  The ability to concisely and effectively communicate in the 21st century STEM workplace is just as important as technical competence.  Public speaking and formal presentation skills have become an integral part of day-to-day job functions, as well as college and early career interviews.  PSP employs Milestone C’s trademark techniques to building public speaking and presentation skills, proven by our staff’s expansive experience working as leaders and managers at Fortune 500 corporations.


middle school workshops

Drone Building Workshop (DBW)

Build & fly your own drones in teams

Age Range: Grades 6 – 8
Duration:
5 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $100 per student
Minimum Class Size: 15 students

Drones have captured the next generation’s imagination and are undoubtedly the way of the future!  Most students know how to fly them.  Now, it’s time to build their own working in teams.  DBW students will learn about basic flight science, piloting realistic drone simulators, apply the engineering process, and, finally, compete against other teams in a drone challenge!

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Junior Flight School (JFS) - Level 1

Learn how airplanes fly by piloting simulators and drones

Age Range: Grades 5 – 7
Duration:
7.5 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $150 per student
Minimum Class Size: 15 students

Fly simulators, drones, and let your dreams take flight!  In this exciting aviation exploration laboratory, possibilities are bound only by imagination!  Instructed by veteran pilots and aerospace engineers, JFS allows students to learn by doing and sparks early interest & motivation in STEM.  Level 1 introduces basic flight science fundamentals and hands-on piloting skills.


Junior Flight School (JFS) - Level 2

Design wings, gliders, and compete in drone obstacle challenges

Age Range: Grades 5 – 7
Duration:
7.5 Hours
Prerequisites: JFS – Level 1
Cost: $200 per student
Minimum Class Size: 15 students

JFS – Level 2 creates an unforgettable experience for the young future pioneers among us!  Students build on Level 1 fundamentals and work in teams to design wings, gliders, and compete against other student teams in drone challenges!

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