MADISON — More than 300 of the state’s top science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM, students will engage with companies in Wisconsin’s growing aerospace industry during the second annual Milwaukee Bucks Aerospace Jam event Oct. 27 at Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee.

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Gulfstream and the Wisconsin Aerospace Partners are teaming up with the Milwaukee Bucks to host the event, which will take place prior to the Bucks game on Oct. 27. Attendees will receive free admission to the Aerospace Jam and the Milwaukee Bucks game that evening.

During Aerospace Jam, students from more than 28 Wisconsin colleges and universities will have the opportunity to meet with some of the more than 300 Wisconsin companies that serve the aerospace industry. High school students also will meet with representatives of public and private colleges and universities to learn more about career opportunities in the aerospace industry.

“Through the continued efforts of state government, private companies, universities and industry associations, Wisconsin remains committed to strengthening the aviation and aerospace industry in the Badger State,” said Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who will be speaking at the event and interacting with students, in Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. news release. “With over 300 Wisconsin companies active in this industry, Aerospace Jam is a prime opportunity for the next generation of young people who want to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.”

The event is one of several initiatives underway to support Wisconsin’s growing aviation and aerospace industry, which employs more than 24,000 people and generates nearly $7 billion in annual economic activity. Wisconsin has more than 300 companies with ties to the aerospace sector, including more than 140 suppliers to Boeing. From 2001 to 2011, the number of jobs in aerospace parts and product manufacturing in Wisconsin increased almost 57 percent.

For more information about the Aerospace Jam, contact Philip Fisher of the Milwaukee Bucks at 414-908-3754 or

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