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Nissan AERO Summer Program

Program Overview

Program Overview

Accelerated Engineering Readiness Opportunity

In partnership with Nissan, Lipscomb University is offering a weeklong summer program designed to prepare aspiring engineering students for college-level coursework. Open to both students and teachers, AERO (Accelerated Engineering Readiness Opportunity) takes a holistic approach by training recent high school graduates in crucial math and engineering skills while also developing public school teachers who are able to adequately prepare high school students for STEM degrees through project-based lessons. 

Whether you're a student or teacher, you'll have hands-on opportunities to learn from both industry professionals and Lipscomb College of Engineering and Math faculty members. Build a valuable portfolio of skills and connect with others in the profession along the way.

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8:30 a.m. Breakfast and personalized math program with Lipscomb University faculty

12 p.m. Lunch with an industry speaker

1 p.m. Hands-on problem-solving activity with participating teachers

3:30 p.m. Dismissal

Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Celebration cookout


8:30 a.m. Breakfast and professional development with Lipscomb University faculty learning best practices in teaching and engineering project-based lessons 

12 p.m. Lunch with an industry speaker or time for collaboration with other public high school teachers

1 p.m. Lesson application with engineering-bound students

3:30 p.m. Dismissal

Our Faculty

  • Amy Nelson

    Amy Nelson


    Amy Nelson graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Mathematics Education. After teaching high school for a year, she returned to school and graduated with a Master's degree in...

    Meet Amy Nelson
  • Stephanie WeedenWright headshot

    Stephanie Weeden-Wright


    Weeden-Wright received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University where she specialized in radiation hardening of emerging memory technologies. Throughout her graduate tenure she was a visiting research scientist at NASA AMES...

    Meet Stephanie Weeden-Wright