Airway Science for Kids, Inc. (ASK) was founded in 1992 by Bob Strickland, a retired Air Force auditor and aeronautics enthusiast with a passion for working with Portland’s hard-to-reach youth.
Since then, ASK has been providing youth unique opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), through the exciting world of flight. Starting in elementary school and continuing on through high school, youth have the opportunity to learn in-depth aeronautic principals and apply them in simulated – and actual – flight experiences. Along the way, youth are introduced to the various STEM academic and career pathways available to them by career professionals, educators, mentors, and volunteers. ASK programs are offered in the Portland – Metro, specifically N/NE Portland, and Hillsboro communities.