Welcome to the Sikorsky STEM Challenge! We are proudly starting our 4th year of the competition.
The challenge provides high schools students with the opportunity to partner with an Engineering mentor from Sikorsky and solve an engineering design problem applying the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in their mission.
Connecticut Corsair is a proud co-sponsor of the Sikorsky STEM Challenge and provides the history and information basis for the working challenge each year. We thank them for their support!
Our Industry Partners:
A team of Sikorsky Innovations engineers working with Connecticut Corsair have designed a challenge for a group of selected local high schools in Connecticut. The students and teachers/coaches will have an opportunity to meet the engineers who have designed the challenge and work closely with them in developing their possible solutions.
There will be a launch of the Challenge in September at Connecticut Corsair at Chester Airport.
The Sikorsky STEM Challenge is helping to promote Sikorsky to future local engineering students, promoting STEM education in the state of Connecticut, giving engineering staff mentoring opportunities and reinforcing the commitment to out of the box creative thinking.
Sikorsky partners with Connecticut Corsair to develop the STEM Challenge each year.
F4U-4 Corsair Restoration Project
Connecticut Corsair is dedicated to the restoration to flight of Connecticut's State Aircraft, the F4U-4 Corsair, while promoting and utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
The F4U-4 is a single-engine, single-seat, low-wing(inverted gull wings) monoplane, designed as a carrier-based and land-based fighter or fighter-bomber. It is equipped for operation as a long-range fighter when carrying droppable fuel tanks,or as a fighter bomber when carrying eitherone or two bombs.
A Vought-Sikorsky airframe, powered by a Pratt &Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, and pulled with a Hamilton Standard hydraulic propeller, give the F4U Corsair the distinction of being built completely by one company (UTC) in one state (Connecticut).
STEM Challenge Teams 2014/2015
- Amity Regional High School
- Aquaculture High School
- Danbury High School
- Foran High School
- Joel Barlow High School
- Jonathan Law High School
- Mark T Sheehan High School
- Ridgefield High School
- Staples High School
Project Area for All Schools and Mentors- click below
Kick-off--Chester Airport Sept 26, 2014
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Restoring Connecticut's State Aircraft to Flight!