The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai has announced the opening of registrations to its Space Explorer Summer Camp 2019, where four camps will be organised over a period of four weeks, with 30 participants each.
The camp for male students aged 11-14 will be from 7th to 11th July, while the camp for female students in the same age group will be from 14th to 18th July.
Additionally, male students aged 15-18 can enrol for the program from the 21st -25th July and female students in the same age group from 28th July to 1st August 2019.
MBRSC has called on students to register in the camp and benefit from this leading initiative which aims to provide youth with an experience in space exploration through tailored practical and theoretical lessons, educational activities, as well as workshops given by MBRSC’s experts and specialists.
MBRSC’s summer camp is open to students in the UAE and abroad. The registrations close on 4 July 2019. Applicants may apply on MBRSC’s website.
Commenting on the summer programme, His Excellency Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, said: “The camp is part of MBRSC’s efforts to support the vision of our wise leadership to prepare a generation that has the highest scientific and professional levels by providing a stimulating environment for youth to trigger innovation and creativity motivating them to study scientific disciplines.”
He added: “We believe that today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders who will continue the UAE’s journey in the field of scientific research in space, advanced science and technology to implement the UAE’s ambitious strategic plans in space exploration, in line with the National Innovation Strategy, which aims to promote innovation in education by equipping individuals with 21st century skills and developing the space sector as one of the new sectors of the national economy.”
Speaking on the initiative, Adnan AlRais, Mars 2117 Programme Manager, added: “The camp is an ideal opportunity for students to have a deeper understanding of science, engineering, and space technologies. It allows them to meet experts from MBRSC to understand the requirements of the space industry and learn about the latest technologies and opportunities in this sector.”
AlRais noted that the Space Explorer camp focuses on science, in general, and space science, in particular.
AlRais has called on those wishing to participate to register quickly, as there is always a huge turnout in the registration for the camp, from the UAE and abroad.
He added that the camp is an opportunity for students to learn about the UAE’s programmes in space science, to enrich their future choices and inspire them to study science.
MBRSC’s Space Explorer Camp offers a diverse programme that includes practical and theoretical activities that meet students’ passion for learning.
The camp includes workshops focusing on soldering, 3D modelling, satellites, and rocketry. Besides the workshops, participants will visit MBRSC’s R&D facilities, which includes the Space Technology Laboratories, where they will attend a hands-on soldering workshop.
The students will also get the chance to learn about the MBRSC’s programmes, notably Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe, the Satellite Development Programme, the UAE Astronaut Programme, and the Mars 2117 Programme.
The Space Explorer Camp is a Mars 2117 initiative and is funded by the ICT fund of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.