A high-tech classroom dedicated to STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and maths – has been inaugurated at Rome Fiumicino Airport

The Newton Room Rome, an experiential classroom, is the result of a collaboration between Boeing, Aeroporti di Roma and the non-profit organisation FIRST Scandinavia.

In this new space, training in STEM subjects connected to the world of air transport will be offered to students aged between 13 and 16 from local middle and high schools.

Starting from next September, high school students in Lazio will have the opportunity to experience an educational module called “Up in the air with numbers”, a lesson that applies mathematical concepts to a flight plan, which is then tested on a flight simulator by the students themselves.

“The transformations in the world of work and the opportunities offered by new technologies have made education a priority challenge for companies and institutions. The opening of the Newton Room at Fiumicino represents an action that is part of the corporate giving strategy of the Mundys group of which Aeroporti di Roma is part, with particular reference to the right to study and the promotion of training activities in the contexts in which it operates.

“We feel strongly the responsibility and the opportunity to encourage the training processes of young students in the area to make a concrete contribution to their educational and training path on strategic subjects, fundamental for bringing out their talents, unlocking their energies and building a competitive future for the country,” said Marco Troncone, CEO of Aeroporti di Roma.


The Newton Room Rome is the first such in Italy
The Newton Room Rome is the first such in Italy Aeroporti di Roma