Educational at London City Airport
STEM in Aviation event
The airport hosts a STEM in Aviation Challenge in partnership with ELBA and the ExCel London. During this Challenge East London Students receive presentations from representatives working in the STEM and aviation industry. The airport hosted a STEM in Aviation Day in partnership with the East London Business Alliance and the ExCel London. Up to 500 students from 23 schools across East London attended this 2019 flagship education event.
Industry volunteers from BA City Flyer, Bechtel, BAM Nuttall, Accenture, Emirates Aviation Experience and University of East London presented different technologies utilised in the STEM and Aviation industry. In the afternoon students worked in teams to complete a STEM orientated business challenge and pitched their idea in front of a judging panel and the audience. The winning team will be getting an airside tour of the airport, as well as going inside a BA City Flyer plane, meeting their pilot, cabin crew and engineers to get an understanding of careers.
For more information on the event read our press release.
Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at London City Airport, said:
“STEM in Aviation Day demonstrates to secondary students how attractive and exciting this career path can be, with a rare opportunity to see and experience these innovations first-hand.
“With construction due to begin in early 2018 on the airport’s £430 million development programme, we know how important events like this are to reduce the skills gap, inspire the next generation, and create real socio-economic benefits for the local area.”
See the highlights in our 2019 STEM in Aviation Event video.
If you would like your school to participate in any of the above activities send an email Nazmin Begum Corporate Responsibility and Community Engagement Executive 07936363119.