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Intelsat and MaxIQ Space complete STEM Space programme in Africa

Each participant received a MaxIQ modular electronics Space STEM kit.

Intelsat and MaxIQ Space, a space-focused STEM education, have now completed this year’s STEM Space programme with student project presentations and an awards ceremony.

The programme, sponsored by Intelsat, has made major strides in inspiring and empowering these young participants, who are poised to be future innovators and industry leaders of the African space sector.

This year, 30 students were chosen for the programme from all over the African continent.

Alabi Emmanuel Aniyikaye, the student participant from Nigeria, said: “Through the space STEM programme and MaxIQ, I’ve learned that boundaries are meant to be broken. We’re redefining what’s possible for African students in the field of space science.”

Isingizwe Lucide Pascale, the student participant from Rwanda, added: “Attending space science workshops and working with MaxIQ has shown me that Africa has immense potential in the space industry. We’re the next generation of African space pioneers.”

Each participant received a MaxIQ modular electronics Space STEM kit, comprised of immersive, hands-on learning and experimentation in various areas related to Space and Earth Sciences. The kits, paired with virtual workshops explored topics like understanding Earth in the context of our solar system to planning for life in Lunar or Martian habitats, provides a comprehensive view of the intricate interconnectivity between Earth and space.