Workshops on space exploration for UAE’s youngsters
ABU DHABI // The UAE Space Agency and Airbus Group are taking space exploration and technology to students.
The workshops will challenge about 100 students between the ages of 15 and 17 to carry out a simulation of a space launch. Over four hours, students will assemble and launch a rocket, set up a base and communications.
The Airbus Little Engineer Space workshops aim to inspire students towards careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). The initiative has so far reached 1,200 students across the Middle East.
“One of the foremost goals of the UAE Space Agency is to engage with students, to inspire them to think about space, technology, and their role in building the future of our nation,” said Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the agency’s director general.
Habib Fekih, president of Airbus Group Africa and Middle East, said: “Airbus Little Engineer is more than an initiative; it’s a commitment to the youth in the Middle East and the aerospace industry.
“We are very proud to launch the Airbus Little Engineer Space workshop in collaboration with the UAE Space Agency as it embarks in a historical mission to Mars.”
Published: May 18, 2015 04:00 AM