An inspiration for the young Dutch generation
Yesterday, the Mobile Newton Room opened at Aircraft Maintenance & Training School (AM&TS) at Aviolanda Aerospace in the Netherlands.
The portable classroom will be installed at the AM&TS in Hoogerheide for three weeks. More than 300 students from secondary schools in the region of West-Brabant will learn mathematical concepts in an aviation setting, with the module “Up in the Air with Numbers”.
This is the second time the Newton concept is presented in the Netherlands. Last time was at a temporary Newton Room at Technische Universiteit Delft in May 2018.
Opportunities in STEM
“We are very glad that, thanks to the great partnership and collaboration we had with AM&TS and First Scandinavia, we are bringing the Newton concept once again to the Netherlands.
I am very confident that through this opportunity, we will inspire the young Dutch generation to invest in STEM subjects and to join the aviation industry in the future.” said Sebastian Tijl, Government Affairs, Boeing Netherlands in his speach.
The Newton concept is now being presented in nine European countries through mobile solutions and permanent venues.
The opening ceremony was attended, amongst others, by Boeing and FIRST Scandinavia leaders, local authorities, and by the Royal Netherlands Air Force Kol. Ellen Meeuwsen-Scholten, Commander Woensdrecht Airbase.
“Boeing Netherlands and AM&TS are excellent partners to work with for bringing the Newton concept in The Netherlands. We feel honoured to work with institutions that share our values and passion for inspiring and preparing young students with quality STEM education. With the Mobile Newton Room experience, we hope to create interest in establishing a permanent Newton Room in the Netherlands," says Stian Elstad, Managing Director of FIRST Scandinavia.
Boeing and FIRST Scandinavia have partnered since 2013.