Aeroporti di Roma inaugurates ‘Newton Room’ at FCO – an experiential classroom dedicated to STEM disciplines

Aeroporti di Roma – a Corporate Partner of the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub – has inaugurated the ‘Newton Room Rome’ at Fiumicino Airport. The experiential classroom is dedicated to STEM disciplines.

Aeroporti di Roma – a Corporate Partner of the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub – has inaugurated the ‘Newton Room Rome’ at Fiumicino Airport. The experiential classroom dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) disciplines is promoted by Boeing Italia and Aeroporti di Roma in collaboration with the Norwegian non-profit organisation FIRST Scandinavia.

In this new space, training in STEM subjects connected to the world of air transport will be offered to students aged between 13 and 16 from middle and high schools in the region.

“The transformations in the world of work and the opportunities offered by new technologies have made education a priority challenge for companies and institutions,” said Marco Troncone, CEO, Aeroporti di Roma. “The opening of the Newton Room at Fiumicino Airport represents for ADR an action that is part of the corporate giving strategy of the Mundys group of which it is part, with particular reference to the right to study and the promotion of training activities in the contexts in which it operates. We look to the future aiming for innovation and technology, always conscious of the centrality of the human factor. For this reason, we feel strong the responsibility and the opportunity to encourage the training processes of young students in the area to make a concrete contribution to their educational and training path on strategic subjects, fundamental for bringing out their talents, unlocking their energies and building a competitive future for the country.”

The Newton Room represents a cutting-edge educational concept aimed at promoting the study of scientific subjects among children in primary and secondary schools. In the Newton Room installed in Terminal 1 Arrivals at Fiumicino Airport, starting from next September, high school students in the Lazio region will have the opportunity to experience an educational module called ‘Up in the air with numbers’ – a lesson that applies mathematical concepts to a flight plan, then tested on a flight simulator by the students themselves.

“The inauguration of the Newton Room in Rome represents a fundamental milestone in Boeing’s global CSR strategy,” said Armida Balla, Communications Manager Italy, Southern Europe and Israel, Boeing. “The promotion of talent in STEM disciplines is one of the focuses of our strategy and initiatives such as that of the Newton Room have enormous potential, because they bring new generations closer to a sector that can count on their active participation. The key principle that guides us is summarised in the learning by doing formula, according to which children must experience first-hand the fundamental cornerstones of scientific disciplines by actively collaborating in an environment with cutting-edge structures. I would like to thank Aeroporti di Roma and FIRST Scandinavia thanks to which all this was made possible.”

Hear more from Aeroporti di Roma at the co-located FTE EMEA and FTE Ancillary & Retailing events, taking place in Dublin on 11-13 June 2024. Giulio Ranucci, Head of Innovation & Digital, Aeroporti di Roma, is participating in a session focused on ‘How can we take CX experiences involving the airport, baggage & inflight to the next level for tomorrow’s customer?’

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