Wednesday, Nov. 6
Raisbeck Aviation High School
Located just south of Seattle in Tukwila, WA, Raisbeck Aviation High School is a small public school in the Highline School District. RAHS was founded in 2003 to be the premier public high school of choice for students in King County and the region who wish to pursue their passion for aviation and aerospace in a STEM learning environment that prepares them for higher education, citizenship, and the career of their choice.
Through a unique partnership between school staff and parents, local industry, universities and community mentors, Raisbeck Aviation has grown into a highly regarded STEM, college-prep school, serving approximately 400 students in grades 9 through 12.
Students are immersed in a college and career focused program of work through highly rigorous project based learning with the opportunity to present to industry partners on a regular basis. Application of work has taken students to such diverse opportunities as Robotics Worlds in Houston, International Space Settlement Design competition in Florida and the National Green Energy competition in Dallas.
Currently ranked as the No. 3 school in the state and 126th in the USA, RAHS has consistently been recognized as Gold Level by US News and World Report. Students are consistently supported by a staff who bring strong CTE backgrounds and a passion for developing the next industry leaders and they go on to study at a variety of universities throughout the United States and internationally.
Please note that buses leave the hotel at 1:30 p.m. and return at 4 p.m. There is no cost for this excursion, but we do need you to register ahead of time.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Times vary for each excursion
You have your choice of one of the following; each individual excursion has separate timing below:
The Bullitt Center
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The Bullitt Center, located in the heart of Seattle, is the greenest commercial building in the world. The Center, and the Bullitt Foundation, seek to inspire a movement toward commitment to high-performing sustainable buildings and resilient cityscapes. The building features an array of advanced sustainable energy systems, including: rainwater harvesting, solar panels, and a regenerative elevator.
On your tour, you will learn about these features and more, understand the Foundation’s vision for a sustainable infrastructure, and learn firsthand what a truly green building looks and feels like.
Please note that this excursion is limited to 25 attendees.
Also note that there is a $25 cost to cover the entry fee and tour. Buses will leave for the event promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will return to the hotel by 11:30 a.m.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center gives visitors the opportunity to see, hear, and touch what the Foundation is doing to impact the world in a positive way. Their exhibits feature their global initiatives to fight poverty, cure diseases, and improve education, as well as special exhibits highlighting connections between a variety of issues related to the work of the Gates Foundation, its partners and the Seattle community.
On your tour you will explore these interactive exhibits and programs, see firsthand what educator programs are in place to bring technology to the classroom, and leave inspired to be an agent of change.
Please note that there is a $25 cost to cover the entry fee and tour. Buses will leave for the event promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will return to the hotel by 12 p.m.
Boeing VIP Tour
2 Tour Options:
Tour 1: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tour 2: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Boeing Everett Factory VIP tour offers a unique look into the Boeing production system. On your tour, you will be taken through the manufacturing process and have the opportunity to see how Boeing builds the world’s best aircraft. The Everett, Washington facility is home to the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner production lines and is the world's largest building by volume. You will see firsthand how premier airplanes are built for Boeing's worldwide base of airline customers.
There are two tours for this excursion, and registrations for each are limited to 25 attendees! Those attending will be asked in advance fot identify their country of origin.
Please note that there is a $25 cost to cover the entry fee and tour. Buses will leave for the event promptly at 8:30 a.m. for the first excursion and will return to the hotel by 12:30 p.m. For the second excursion, buses will depart promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will return to the hotel by 2:30 p.m.