- Students between 12 to 18 years get the unique opportunity to design a sustainable habitat together with real astronauts and high-achieving scientists
- Students can learn real-world STEM skills like 3D design, coding, robotics and other industry-linked content
- They can also design an experiment that stands a chance to be conducted in space. Furthermore, they can have the schematic of their design printed and signed by the visiting astronauts and scientists as a keepsake.
Dubai, 17th October 2022: Innoventures Education, a leading operator of multi-curricular international schools and nurseries in Dubai, has announced an exciting opportunity for students in the UAE to embark on the dream of a lifetime.
Innoventures Education has partnered with award-winning company, Starlight Education, to offer students between 12 to 18 years the unique opportunity to design a sustainable habitat together with real astronauts and high-achieving scientists from around the world. Space 2011 takes place from 17 to 21 October at DIA Al Barsha.
The students will be mentored by celebrated names in space exploration and science, including Commander Susan Kilrai, a veteran of two space shuttle flights; Dr. Michaela Musilova, PhD. MSc. Planetary Science, astrobiologist, analog astronaut and writer; Joel Gilmore, professional science communicator, who regularly features on television and public lectures; Michael Holmstrom, CEO & Co-Founder STEM Punks Ventures; and Damien Aldridge, Education Director of STEM Punks.
The exclusive five-day space program will be open to students from all schools across the UAE. Students can learn real-world STEM skills like 3D design, coding, robotics and other industry-linked content. They can also design an experiment that stands a chance to be conducted in space. Furthermore, they can have the schematic of their design printed and signed by the visiting astronauts and scientists as a keepsake.
Poonam Bhojani, CEO Innoventures Education, said: “We are delighted to offer budding young innovators in the UAE the opportunity to enhance their real-world skills in the field of STEM. Innoventures Education students are making the most of their holistic education, and to take their place as global citizens in the future. Our hope is that introducing influential and brilliant minds to our students will inspire them to dream big.”
The five-day program will help students build critical thinking, leadership and teamwork, presentation techniques, new STEM skills as well as in-depth knowledge of designing space habitats that are fit for human wellbeing. Peter Longstaff, CEO Starlight Education, said: “We are delighted to partner with Innoventures Education to help students further their ambitions in the field of STEM. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from experts in the field and gain first-hand insights on science and space exploration. We encourage all students to apply to the 5-day program which promises to be truly enriching.”