Intelsat has announced that the company has partnered with XinaBox to deliver their Space STEM programme to teenagers across the African continent.
Announced during World Space Week, this intensive programme is mission one of a three mission space programme that culminates in students designing, building and launching satellites into space!
XinaBox is unique in their delivery as each student receives a XinaBox Space STEM kit at home, and engages in virtual workshops delivered by space education specialists.
Intelsat is committed to expanding their delivery of services to the African continent, and in doing so is seeking young technologists and engineers eager to join the rapidly expanding private space technology sector.
Twenty scholarships are being sponsored by Intelsat for the Space STEM programme, with successful candidates meeting the following criteria:
- Aged between 15 and 18
- Born and living on the African continent
- Demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),
- Have a clear interest in all things “Space”
- Access to the internet, with access to a smart device for virtual workshops, i.e. to be able to run a browser-based collaboration tool, camera not essential.
- Browser skills
- Good English proficiency as this first programme will be delivered in English
Schools and science clubs will be contacted to call for applications before the deadline of 30th November 2020.
The application process requires completing an online form, completing a fun space quiz and submitting a short explanation building the case for why they should be selected for this unique programme.
Call to action! Please encourage students between the ages of 15 and 18 to apply for the Space STEM programme. Space is limited to 20 scholarships worth hundreds of US Dollars each.
To apply use this link.