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Raising European Student Awareness in Aeronautical Research Through School-labs

Objective

‘Raising European Students Awareness in Aeronautical Research Through School-Labs’ is the main objective of the project REStARTS. The objective of the project is to contribute in reversing the current trend of disinterest of young people towards aeronautics. In this project, the partners of the aeronautical research and training institutes develop informative material about current research topics in aeronautics including basic aerodynamic fundamentals like ‘How does an airplane fly?’ or special challenges the aeronautical research is facing like ‘How greening air transport?’ or ‘How to ensure satisfaction, safety and security of the passengers?’ .This demonstrates the direct link between research and society. The scientists work in cooperation with a pedagogic team and teachers of local schools to compile understandable teaching material, which also includes simple experiments to demonstrate the physical phenomena being investigated. The school lessons based on this material give a first impression of the challenges of the modern aeronautical research. The school-labs established at the research institutes provide more sophisticated experiments and enable school classes to get a hands-on experience in scientific work. Additional visits of the laboratories of the project partners and their industrial partners complete the program. This will build bridges between school theory and applied research by delivering an insight to the work of research organisations. The ambition is to stimulate young people’s interests in a R&D career in aeronautics and to create a European network of Aeronautical School-Labs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 62 669
Administrative Contact
Patricia Corieri (Dr.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 40 005
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Singer (Ms.)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 715
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Federico Tammaro (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 296
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kristina Hein (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARI AEROSPATIALE ELIE CARAFOLI - I.N.C.A.S. SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 40 816
Address
Iuliu Maniu 220 Sector 6
061121 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Dobre (Mrs.)