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Launch of the new STEM page

Engineer works on a Hawk aircraft.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths is all around us and we experience it every day in the ordinary as well as the extraordinary.  From the pencils we write with to the Satellites assisting communication, none of these things would be possible without people who innovate, create, design and engineer.  

The RAF recognises the importance of STEM skills in the future workforce and is committed to providing young people with access to a wide range of free resources and experiences.  To achieve this, an exciting and inspiring STEM engagement programme is delivered each year by the RAF Youth & STEM team in schools and museums nationwide and overseas.  In addition, a network of enthusiastic and passionate RAF STEM Ambassadors work at a local level to deliver STEM engagement within their local community.

Engineers work on an aircraft in the hangar.

The new STEM page will provide you with access to all our free and fun STEM resources and allow you to get in touch with the RAF Youth & STEM team if you would like to find out more about what we offer.  It also has several STEM careers interviews to inspire young people, as well as a News and Public Events section to keep you up to date with all the latest competitions and activities.

School children work on a table.

Get involved.  Get inspired.  View the new STEM page here.

School children present their work.

InsideAIR, the RAF Podcast, also provides opportunities to explore and understand how the RAF utilises STEM topics to enhance operational efficiency.

Personnel inside a transport carrier aircraft.

  • Mobile technology with the Appivate team
  • The power of dog senses used by the RAF Police
  • Remotely Piloted Air Systems and the humans behind them
  • The law of armed conflict in space and cyber
  • COVID-19 testing with Reserves
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • On guard in space

Listen to more InsideAIR here

School student works in lab.

We also launched the UK Space Command page recently, which uses STEM concepts operationally and for the next generation RAF.

UK Space Command