Future’s Day Aims to Motivate Young People
July 11, 2016
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  • This year’s Farnborough Airshow Future’s Day will take place on Friday July 15. Organized by the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sector (ADS), the event features interactive programs designed to motivate young people to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Participants will be able to meet with career advisors and universities as well as network with industry ambassadors and employers.

    Future’s Day programs were crafted with specific age groups in mind. Participants from ages 11 to 15 can attend programs such as the Cargo presented by Inspiring Futures, an organization that focuses on offering career advice and guidance to young people. In this simulation, a group must design a solution for delivering a food package to a remote village using the Airbus A400M transport.

    Meanwhile participants from ages 16 to 21 can attend programs such as the Wingsuit Challenge presented by Southampton University. Besides meeting the Icarus Wingsuit Team, participants get to build and flight-test their own wingsuit in a portable wind tunnel.

    Some of the organizations involved in Future’s Day programs include The Engineering Development Trust, STEMNET, the Royal Aeronautical Society and MBDA. Universities such as Southampton University and University of Nottingham also have developed programs for the event.