‘SCHOOLS BUILD-A-PLANE’ PROJECT
The “Schools Build-A-Plane Challenge” is an ambitious, innovative and exciting project that was initiated by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and its sponsors Boeing UK with the assistance of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) to engage school pupils in providing young people in secondary schools to gain hands-on experience of the aircraft build process and the wider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects to encourage them in a career in the aerospace industry.
The schools have been involved in numerous events to promote their successes including the Farnborough Air Show, RIAT, Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair etc. In addition to develop their STEM knowledge and skills, the project allowed students to develop soft skills that employers are also actively seeking such as teamwork, communication and project management.
Having been part of the “SBAP Challenge”, our speaker Oliver Vass will be talking about his first-hand experiences of building a two seater light aircraft in a school. He will review the many opportunities that he has received within the project and will speak about his views on why the aviation industry is so important for young people to aspire and to be involved in.
16:30 - Registration & Visit BA Museum
17:15 - Sponsored Networking Reception
18:15 - Lecture start
20:00 - End
CPD certificates of attendance will be endorsed for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration.
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