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Parks Pre-College Programs

Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology is a strong supporter of pre-college STEM programs and Project Lead the Way initiatives.

Our pre-college programs are designed to build interest in the fields of engineering and aviation among middle and high school students, and we are constantly adding new programs and events that showcase the field’s exciting possibilities.

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Make sure you get the latest news about upcoming events at Parks College for middle and high school students! Sign up for our mailing list here.

Fall Semester Events

Parks Weekly Webinar Series 

Throughout the Fall 2020 semester, join us for a look at Parks College’s engineering and aviation programs, the research being conducted by our programs, and information about being a Parks College student.  Make sure you join us virtually by registering for the Parks Weekly Webinar Series

View the Fall 2020 Weekly Webinar Schedule

Girls in Aviation Day

In partnership with Women in Aviation International, Parks College hosts an annual event at our hangar in Cahokia, IL to connect high school students with careers and opportunities that await them in aviation. The 2020 Girls in Aviation Day will be hosted virtually on September 28, 2020.  Register for this event here.

Learn more about Women in Aviation at SLU


Spring Semester Events

 Billiken BEAMS

The Saint Louis University Building Engineering Awareness in Metro St. Louis Schools — or Billiken BEAMS — event is a group-based competition open to local high-school students. Teams are challenged to design, construct and test an efficient road bridge out of balsa wood.

The competition aims to motivate students to pursue engineering careers in order to promote a diverse and strong engineering workforce.

Learn more about Billiken BEAMS

 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

 Hosted during Engineers Week each February, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day includes lab visits with SLU faculty and facilities, hands on activities, and opportunities to meet with current female engineering students. Join our email list to receive more information.

Learn more about National Engineers Week at Parks

Summer Programs

Parks College’s summer programs introduce high school students to the latest technology and career paths in engineering, robotics and aviation.

Participants are led by Parks faculty and student mentors through hands-on activities that include taking flight in a SLU airplane, designing and building robots and off-campus field trips to meet with industry leaders.

Learn more about the summer programs at Parks College: