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Boeing donates $5m to launch European STEM education effort

Boeing announced it will be donating $ 5million towards ‘Newton Europe’ to help launch STEM-focused ‘Newton Rooms’ across nine European countries.

Pioneered by non-profit organisation, FIRST Scandinavia, Newton Rooms are themed classrooms focused on experiential learning.

The Boeing multi-year investment will establish Newton Rooms in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Sweden.

“Newton’s proven teaching methods and immersive, hands-on educational environments will help excite future innovators to pursue careers in STEM fields—many of which can be found at Boeing,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO. “In addition to our financial investment, Boeing teammates here in the UK and throughout Europe will continue to volunteer their time and talents to help create innovative and engaging learning opportunities for students.”

The investment will fund several Newton Room concepts to deliver high-quality experiential STEM education to primary and secondary school students in Europe:

Boeing Newton Flight Academy: A permanent classroom used to teach students aviation-related STEM concepts, reinforced with full-motion flight simulators manufactured in Spain.

Boeing Newton Rooms: A themed, state-of-the-art permanent classroom focused on experiential learning. Potential themes include space, biofuels and advanced materials and manufacturing.

Boeing Pop-Up Newton Rooms: A portable package of flight simulator panels and classroom materials used to create a temporary Newton Room in virtually any suitable existing space.

Boeing’s investment will also fund a suite of learning resources and materials, enabling teachers to incorporate the Newton experience into their core educational curriculum.

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