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Hybrid Air Vehicles' STEM Programme

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd actively supports the Government STEM Agenda

The Government’s aims, shared by all at Airlander, are to:
  • change the way young people think about maths and science by raising awareness of the exciting and wide-ranging careers that studying these subjects can lead to
  • increase participation in maths and science studies at age 16 and beyond, with an ambitious target to increase the number of students studying maths and physics at A level by 50% in 3 years
  • increase the opportunities for all people, and particularly women, to pursue a wide range of careers that need skills in science, technology, engineering and maths.
 
Hybrid Air Vehicles offers a STEM Programme for Educational Organisations
 
We have two volunteer STEM Ambassadors available to visit schools and organisations in the Bedfordshire and Gloucestershire area. Click here for more information and if you wish to enquire about a visit to your organisation then please email us with further details. You can read more about our STEM Ambassadors here.

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After engaging with a STEM Ambassador:
  • pupils are 90% more likely to be interested in continuing to study STEM subjects
  • 76% of pupils think that science is important for every day life (78% for Maths)
  • more than 75% of teachers report that students have an increased awareness of STEM career and employment options
  • 71% of teachers report their own understanding of STEM business and industry has increased.
 
Airlander's Monthly STEM Educational Newsletter

If you would like to be added to our monthly STEM Newletter, which has tips and information useful for bringing STEM subjects to life, then please contact us.


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Apprenticeships at Hybrid Air Vehicles

Since 2015 we have been supporting two Level 3 Engineering apprentices as well as a Level 3 Business Administration apprentice, in partnership with Bedford College. To learn more about their story click here.

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HAV Launches New STEM Partnership
Pictured above Mark Robinson Head of Content and curiculum at The Learning Partnership and Henry Williams Projects and Events Manager at HAV. Presenting an early prototype of the competition aircraft. Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited will be the Engineering Partner for The Learning Partnership’s Navigate to the Line competition. Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited has long been a keen supporter of a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused educational activities. As a company that relies on the best and brightest engineers, it is important to us that the future engineers of tomorrow are being encouraged to consider STEM today. This year, we are making an even greater commitment to STEM education. HAV will be the Engineering Partner for The Learning Partnership’s newest STEM in schools competition, Navigate to the Line. Best known for their Race to the Line competition, The Learning Partnership develops competitions to help meet STEM curriculum objectives while building interest in careers. The new competition will ask students to design a remote-controlled, micro:bit-enabled lighter-than-air aircraft. HAV has been involved in developing the competition and will continue to support The Learning Partnership with content designed to bring a variety of scientific principles to life. With the help of their teachers, students will explore buoyancy and the use of vectored thrust, both key parts of what makes Airlander a hybrid aircraft. Navigate to the Line will bring students’ skills together to take on a challenge inspired by Airlander’s capabilities and engage them with STEM subjects. "Encouraging students to consider STEM career paths is just another way we’re bringing Rethink the Skies to life across our business, and it is a goal HAV shares with The Learning Partnership," comments Tom Grundy, one of HAV’s executive directors. "We look forward to seeing how the competition develops." Educators who are interested in the competition are encouraged to contact The Learning Partnership. "2018 is our pilot year and we’re looking for schools who are keen to be the first to try this new competition," adds Aulden Dunipace, Managing Director of TLP. "We’re confident this is going to be an amazing competition and a great way to get Year 8 students excited about STEM." For more information about Navigate to the Line, please visit www.navigatetotheline.co.uk. About Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited Founded in 2007, Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind the innovative Airlander hybrid aircraft. Airlander can take off and land from virtually any flat surface and offers a powerful combination of flexibility, persistence, payload capacity, and efficiency. Suitable for roles from surveillance and border patrol to search & rescue and expeditionary tourism, Airlander is an aircraft that encourages customers to Rethink the Skies and consider new approaches to solving some of the toughest challenges facing aerospace today. Please visit www.hybridairvehicles.com for more information. For any STEM-related enquiries, please email stem@hybridairvehicles.net. About The Learning Partnership Set up to understand and apply within education the latest knowledge in the field of neuroscience, TLP has pioneered major advances in educational leadership, teaching and learner engagement over the last decade. The company is now focused on supporting global engagement in STEM by building and delivering STEM engagement programmes and competitions and linking these experiences to iconic organisations and programmes in the world of STEM. To learn more about TLP, visit http://www.thelearningpartnership.com/.

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