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Aviation Minister joins 400 East London pupils for London City Airport STEM event

London City Airport assembled some of the best-known business names in the country today, to tackle the rising skills shortage in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and announce a new £25,000 bursary fund for East London pupils.

Over 400 East London secondary pupils from 25 different schools attended London City Airport’s third annual ‘STEM in Aviation Day’ at ExCeL London, joined by the Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg and representatives from the sector – London City Airport, British Airways, NATS, Accenture, Bechtel, BAM Nuttall, and the Emirates Aviation Experience.

There remains a complex challenge in encouraging the education pipeline to produce more people with the right STEM skills.

Pupils experienced the amazing variety of ways that STEM can be applied in the workplace, including use of voice recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality to help with construction management, used for the airport’s £500m transformation.

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