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Somerset engineering students attend STEM event at Yeovilton

19 March 2018
Colleges from Somerset recently attended a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) event at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton

Students from Bridgwater and Taunton College studying Aerospace Engineering had the opportunity to get up close to the Royal Navy's newest helicopter Wildcat HMA2 and gain knowledge and understanding of just how advanced and complex maritime aviation is.

These students are on the road to becoming highly skilled engineers in a variety of demanding aerospace design, advance composites, manufacturing, electrical systems or mechanical engineering roles.

Yeovil College were also in attendance and, as 2018 is the Year Of Engineering, RNAS Yeovilton held an open Engineering STEM Fair aimed at encouraging local school students to take up higher education and subsequent careers in all aspects of engineering.

During their visits both colleges were able to take a walk around the inaugural Fleet Air Arm Innovation Day, the aim of which is to encourage an innovative mind-set and culture across maritime aviation.

The students were able to view examples of successful innovation on display from across the Royal Navy's Flying Arm.

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