STEM CAREER VIDEOS
Meet King Lam, a Manufacturing Engineer at Boeing who oversees the process of building airplanes from design through manufacture. Get a behind-the-scenes look as King and his team explore a game-changing airplane design using a special new composite material. Learn how King used the practical problem-solving power of STEM to overcome obstacles growing up as an Asian-American.
King Lam, Manufacturing Engineer
In this activity, students will think up their own manufacturing process after digging into everyday innovation with a Boeing manufacturing engineer. After designing a paper airplane model, students will try several iterations of the process to improve efficiency.
“It's more important that you have a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning new things to be successful as an engineer.”
Discover Additional Careers
In this activity, students will be inspired by the work of an electrical systems design engineer at Boeing as they investigate electricity. After rotating through stations focused on static electricity, the students will make observations about current electricity during a potato clock demonstration. They will then examine and discuss the importance of electricity in today’s world.
In this activity, students will follow the lead of an IT and data analytics product owner at Boeing as they harness real data to solve a problem in their school. After designing a peer survey, students will consider how the data can be used to develop solutions.
In this activity, students will take inspiration from a manufacturing engineer for Apache helicopters at Boeing to develop their own model helicopters. After collaborating on design optimization, students will delve into the unique process the military uses to name aircraft like the Apache.