The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) will sponsor Australia students from the Aviation High School in Queensland and the Australian Air Force Cadets to attend the Schools Aerospace Challenge.
Jason Clare, Minister for Defence Materiel, made the announcement today while visiting with staff and students at Aviation High School with Mark Furner, Senator for Queensland.
The event is being held at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom from 22 July – 27 July 2012.
"Funding to attend the aerospace challenge will be provided through the Industry Skilling Program Enhancement (ISPE) package. The funding will also be used for students to visit defence aerospace industry sector facilities in Australia.
"The Schools Aerospace Challenge is an internet-based aero-engineering and design competition for 16 – 18 year olds, conducted during a summer school held in the UK.
"In the lead up to their trip to the UK, students study subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft design, remotely piloted vehicles, aircraft engineering and remotely piloted aerial systems training packages.
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