FORT WORTH, TX - In recent years, the aerospace and defense industries has lost young talent to other areas of commerce such as IT and finance. As part of its commitment to AeroTest America 2008 is hosting a Student Engagement Program, aimed at students in: aeronautical or aerospace engineering and aeronautical science; aviation maintenance technology; avionics and electronics; computer science and computer engineering; electrical engineering; engineering technology; instrument and control technology; material science; mechanical engineering, and software engineering.

Students will enjoy a program of presentations from leading employers addressing the huge range of opportunities in the aerospace industry of the future. They will receive an invaluable insight into future program and industry development, predicted new technology streams and career opportunities. Recognizing the need for students to learn more about emerging aerospace careers and technologies, while continuing to build the high quality value proposition of the show for exhibitors and attendees, AeroTest America has created a localized environment, to allow for guided tour student programming.

After some 'time out' to explore the exhibition, students are invited to attend a career fair with more than 20 leading aerospace employers including Lockheed Martin, Elbit, L3, Vought and others - a must for any next generation aerospace engineer.