UAM Recycle Challenge
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to travel in a flying car? Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is the future of transportation, and it is coming sooner than you imagine!
Urban Air Mobility is the concept of transporting people and goods around cities and towns using aerial vehicles. This exciting new industry has a wide range of applications and benefits, for example commercial and emergency services and can be used by everyone!
The aim of UAM is to reduce traffic congestion, which produces air pollution, whilst saving people time and money. These vehicles will be mainly powered by electric batteries, which unlike most current transport, do not release harmful pollutants. Therefore, provided that the entire UAM supply chain is sustainable, UAM is set to offer eco-friendly mobility.
However, UAM is more than just the vehicle. To be successful, UAM infrastructure also needs to develop and include the take-off & landing pads (vertiports), maintenance facilities, vehicle charging stations, and passenger areas. This concept is similar to the aviation industry, where aeroplanes require airports to function.
CSW has been working with Flight Crowd during this past year and are thrilled to announce a brand new STEM activity looking at this exciting topic called the UAM Recycle Challenge.
The challenge will be aimed at 11-14 year olds. Teams will need to consider what UAM vehicles and vertiports will look like and create and build their designs using recyclable materials. This activity can be completed in class or as part of a STEM club, even an inter school competition. The shared designs will be showcased on the Flight Crowd website.
Teams will be supported by STEM Ambassadors and we are holding our first training session for Ambassadors in December.
If you would like to get involved email us at firstname.lastname@example.org