A Taste of Newton! Students experience different STEM activities at Aviato Academy.

Newton room

For one week, students got to experience different STEM activities at Aviato Academy.
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On May 29th, FIRST Scandinavia, Boeing, and Aviato Academy inaugurated a STEM education initiative that took place from April 29th to May 3rd at the Aviation Talent Hub.


Benjamin Dalle, Flemish Minister for Brussels, Media and Youth, is actively committed

to the wellbeing of under-25s who are currently out of work.

This event was part of the closing event for the European Year of Skills hosted by Aviato Academy, and 50 European stakeholders gathered at the brand-new Talent Hub, which will officially open this autumn.

Since 2013 Boeing and FIRST Scandinavia have been in a partnership with spreading the Newton Concept in Europe.

Newton Room

Good Partnership: Per-Arild Konradsen from FIRST Scandinavia, Chiara Boiano

and Boyan Novakov from Boeing and Isabelle Borli General Manager at Aviato & Aviato Academy.

In anticipation of the Mobile Newton Room’s arrival at Aviato Academy this November, a mini version of the pop-up Newton Room, to give a taste of the Newton, has been set up within the Aviation Talent Hub. Known as a leading training center in the aviation sector in Belgium, Aviato Academy served as the partner and home for this educational event.

Newton Room

For one week, more than 100 students had the opportunity to participate in a version of this Newton Event, which featured a series of STEM activities designed for 15-20 minute sessions. These activities were tailored to introduce students to the fundamentals of STEM in an engaging, hands-on environment that promoted curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

The week’s activities included:

  • Flight Engineering Challenge: Students became aviation engineers for a day, designing, crafting, and testing paper airplane wings on a 3D-printed fuselage. This activity not only introduced the principles of aerodynamics but also encouraged creativity and critical thinking.
  • Flight Simulators – Taking the Pilot’s Seat: Participants experienced the thrill of flying by piloting a simulated aircraft. Guided by experienced instructors, students learned about aviation controls and the responsibilities of being a pilot, enhancing their understanding of the aviation field.
  • Kinetic Energy Experiment: This experiment allowed students to explore the conversion of potential energy into kinetic energy. By releasing a steel marble down a track and measuring its speed and distance with a Pasco cart equipped with sensors, students gained practical insights into physics concepts such as acceleration and momentum.

Now we look forward to returning in November with our Mobile Newton Room experience!


50 European stakeholders gathered at the brand-new Aviation Talent Hub.