Event

Aviation 4 Girls

A day of fun to discover a range of career opportunities in aviation
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EUROCONTROL was pleased to host the Aviation 4 Girls event, organised by Aviation for All (AviAll), and its partners.

The theme of the event was “The New Now - You are the Future of Aviation”. The event itself featured educational activities for around 100+ girls and boys aged 15 to 18. Participants heard inspiring stories from female role models from different areas of aviation. They participated in hands-on activities such as a virtual tour in a flight simulator and talked to experts to understand how to transform a passion into a job. A career fair was also organised for the young participants to learn more about what type of professions and careers are available to them.

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Agenda

Time Description
09:15 Registration
10:00 Welcome
Nargis Zamaray, AviAll President
Iacopo Prissinotti, Director of the Network Manager
Beatriz Ventero Pena, Strategy and Operations Acting Manager at Boeing Research & Technology – Europe
10:30 Inspirational speakers
Nadja Keist, Air Traffic Controller
Mona Seeberger, Helicopter Pilot
Charifan Osso, Aviation Engineer
Lexie Janson, Electric Flying Car Pilot
Hania Mohiuddin, Aeronautical Engineer
11:30 - 13:45 Activities
11:30 - 15:00 Career fair
13:45 Lunch
14:45 Concluding remarks
15:00 End

Background information

The event aims to stimulate the imagination and creativity of young people, and to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by showing them opportunities for careers in technical companies and organisations in which women are classically underrepresented.

This event is part of EUROCONTROL’s commitment to ensuring a diverse, gender-balanced and inclusive workplace.

The event is also part of the Mobile Newton Room organised jointly by FIRST Scandinavia, Boeing, and ThinkYoung, and hosted on our premises. From 3 to 12 October, Belgian primary and secondary school pupils will have the opportunity to attend a unique learning experience through a state-of-the-art portable interactive learning environment that offers practical education in STEM (also known as the ‘Newton Concept’).

The Newton Concept was developed by FIRST Scandinavia, in collaboration with teachers, academic institutions, and industry partners. FIRST Scandinavia has worked with Boeing since 2018 to present the Norwegian Newton Concept to numerous European countries.

This is the first edition of the Mobile Newton Room in Belgium and as a bonus for the event in Brussels, the young participants will get to experience air traffic control. After a short introduction by one of our instructors from the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre, the pupils will have the opportunity to participate in a simulation where they will have to deconflict and guide traffic. In this way, they will get to enjoy the world of an air traffic controller and test their spatial skills.

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