Podcast with Dr. Aaron L. Smith

There is a lot you may not know about Aaron. Today, Aaron Smith enjoys active leadership of one of Virginia’s most visible and awarded STEM schools.

He leads Newport News, Virginia’s Denbigh High School Aviation Academy, with classrooms and laboratories at the Newport News Williamsburg International Airport, a school with affiliations to major business and industry throughout the region.

The magnet STEM school has received national recognition from hosting a live downlink with the astronauts on board the International Space Station to becoming a PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) School by the Society of Manufactured Engineers Education Foundation. Students can learn to fly, learn aircraft maintenance, airport management, air traffic control, and other aviation electives. Students are building an airplane in the terminal.

Aaron’s books reveal his passion for STEM education and workforce development.

His first book, Awakening Your STEM School enables educators and business leaders to take their current school and modernize it into an elite STEM site.