29 Feb '16, 10am

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Students from Anglesey’s Ysgol Llangefni’s 6th Form STEM group visited RAF Valley recently as part of a project to design, develop and build a piece of airfield equipment for use by the RAF. The STEM initiative is a programme which encourages young people to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and the RAF has stepped in to assist the local youngsters by setting them a technical challenge. RAF Valley based Engineering Officer, Squadron Leader Tony McLoughlin, set the pupils the task of designing an automatic warning sign that will flash up to advise drivers on the airfield to stop in one of the numerous “FOD boxes” on the airfield perimeter roads. Drivers have to stop within the box and examine their vehicles for any loose objects that may come off on the runway and cause what is called “foreign object damage” to aircraft. Foreign object damage is a serious ...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/stem-project-growing-a...

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