This year’s highly anticipated Bournemouth Air Festival is set to engage with a new audience as confirmation of a new STEM space, sponsored by Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK), takes to the Overcliff East. STEM is a learning and development approach that integrates the fields and challenges of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Located next to the RAF Village, the Atlas Elektronik UK STEM Marquee will see a number of high profile local, regional and multinational companies and experts from various STEM sectors brought together in one location. They will be on site and ready to showcase and inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, researchers, computer scientists, game developers and more.
Lisa Bowyer, Head of Human Resources at AEUK, said; “The Air Festival is the ideal platform to present careers specializing in STEM training. The opportunities are vast, exciting and dynamic, there are so many possibilities. We are excited to support this new field, engage, offer guidance, and hopefully inspire children and young adults to choose a fulfilling and motivating STEM career.
Expert advice and representation from AIM Altitude, AEUK, Babcock International Group, BAE Systems, Bournemouth & Poole College, University of Bournemouth, Cobham Mission Systems, Curtiss-Wright, Draken, EXplora Science Technology and Discovery Center, RNLI, Spherea Test & Services Ltd, Ultra Electronics and Signature Technicair.
Festival director Jon Weaver Air added: “It’s great to work with such a top STEM representation from the local and regional region. This represents something new to the festival as well as other changes that we are making to introduce the maritime. Bigger overhead screens have already been announced – and there’s more to come. “
Councilor Mohan Iyengar, Tourism, Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder, said: “That’s another great news for the Air Festival – along with the RAF announcements from last week. As always, we will continue to advance our preparations while listening to any further development and government announcements. “
Regarded as the UK’s most successful civilian air show with brilliant day and night entertainment in the sky, on land and in the evening, the 2021 Air Festival takes place. 2nd – 5e September.