Mobile Newton Rooms

Newton Room

From 3 to 13 October EUROCONTROL will be hosting two “Mobile Newton Rooms” – an educational module based on a Norwegian concept designed to make STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) subjects exciting and relevant to primary and secondary school students around the world – in which we’ll be running lots of exciting simulations for 13-16-year-olds from participating local and international schools.

Official launch of the Mobile Newton Rooms

The official launch of the Mobile Newton Rooms will take place on Monday 3 October at 14:00 CEST at the EUROCONTROL HQ in Brussels in the presence of:

  • Eamonn Brennan, Director General, EUROCONTROL
  • Jean-Marc Fron, Managing Director, Boeing France
  • Alysia Tofflemire, Executive Director, NewtonRoom GmbH

The Mobile Newton Rooms

Organised with First Scandinavia, Boeing and ThinkYoung, the Mobile Newton Room is a moveable classroom solution designed to use cutting-edge technology to encourage local students and teachers alike to explore the possibilities of STEM and aviation.

We’re delighted to be the first organisation to bring this unique initiative to Belgium, which aims to give schoolchildren the chance to learn and become interested in air traffic management (ATM) through a state-of-the-art, portable interactive learning environment.

Mobile Newton promotes STEM by providing a practical learning experience. The children will need to exercise their technological and mathematical skills in a realistic aviation scenario (“Up in the Air with Numbers”). In it, they will carry out a rescue mission that calls on them to become confident navigators, collaborating to plan flight routes by carrying out mathematical calculations using units, distance, speed, and time.

The Mobile Newton initiative is offered by FIRST Scandinavia Norway and supported by Boeing, and fits perfectly into EUROCONTROL’s strategy to attract younger generations, especially girls, to careers in aviation.

The initiative is open to Belgian schools. For more information, please contact [email protected]. Read the privacy statement for this event.

This is one of two opportunities to learn about ATM aimed at younger generations in October. Mobile Newton will be reaching out to schools until 12 October, but the portable rooms will stay until 13 October, when they will be a central attraction in the “Aviation 4 Girls” event organised by AviAll (Aviation4All).

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