Newton Galicia, the first permanent Newton Room in Spain, celebrates 18 months of successful activity within the Galicia Technology Park.
Tecnópole, Ourense: Since its inauguration in October 2021, Newton Galicia has welcomed an impressive total of 93 schools from across all provinces of Galicia, engaging 2,538 students. In the 2021-2022 school year, 30 schools and 907 students had the opportunity to benefit from this unique educational concept.
This happy crowd of students, Newton Teachers, Flight instructors, and representatives fromTecnópole, Boeing, and FIRST Scandinavia celebrated 18 months of STEM education in Newton Galicia. ALL PHOTOS: Tecnópole
The momentum continued in the 2022-2023 school year, with the Newton Room hosting 63 institutes and 1,631 students.
Creating incredible learning experiences in Spain
Adjusted the module
"The Newton Room has been a great success, and not only because of the number of participants and the fact that module sessions are regularly fully booked within 24 hours of release. It is worth remembering that almost half of the participants are young women and that, following the visit to the Newton Room, many students consider the idea of starting a STEM career,” commented Javier Taibo, Tecnópole Director.
Tecnópole Director, Javier Taibo, Alysia Tofflemire, Newton International Business Development Director at FIRST Scandinavia and Eduardo Carrillo de Albornoz-Braojos, Boeing Research & Technology-Europe Strategy and Operations Director.
Following months of hard work, Tecnopole has customized the educational Newton Module “Up in the Air with Numbers,” with the help of the Galician Emergency Services 112 so that the exciting flight mission is set in Galicia instead of the original setting of Bodø, Norway. This allows visiting students to clearly understand the link between the STEM concepts they are learning during their day and real-life applications to possible careers in their region.
Newton teacher Santiago Vieto, helps students calculating their flight plan.
The Galician regional government has supported Newton Galicia's mission to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators. By fostering a collaborative environment between academia, industry, and the public sector, the initiative aims to bridge the gap between education and industry, ensuring students are well-prepared to meet future challenges.
Huge steps forward
"We are incredibly proud of this partnership with Tecnopole, Boeing, and the local government and are heartened to see that so much emphasis and importance are placed on STEM education in Galicia for the next generation of innovators and leaders. Seeing this Newton Room in operation after 18 months is so rewarding for me and my team. I look forward to seeing this room thrive for many more years to come," said Alysia Tofflemire, Newton International Business Development Director at FIRST Scandinavia.
"We have taken amazing steps forward since the establishment of Newton Galicia, the first permanent Newton Room in Spain, only one year and a half ago," said Eduardo Carrillo de Albornoz-Braojos, Boeing Research & Technology-Europe Strategy and Operations Director, “Thanks to our solid partnership with the Galician regional government, and after the other successful experience of the Mobile Newton Room in Lugo, we are confirming our enduring commitment to Galicia and our local partners.
As Newton Galicia enters its next phase of growth with additional sessions offered, the impact of this educational concept continues to expand, empowering students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success.