Subscribe Free
in Space

UAE Space Agency participates in International Conference on Women Leaders in Kuwait

Posted 7 November 2017 · Add Comment

The UAE Space Agency has participated in the International Conference on Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering, held at the Arab Organisations Headquarters in Kuwait.


The Agency highlighted its efforts to encourage STEM education scientific research among students, especially in the early stages of their education.

During the conference, Dr Fatima Al Aydaroos, Space Science Senior Specialist at the UAE Space Agency, gave a presentation highlighting the progress achieved in the UAE space sector, as well as the projects, companies, and research centres under its umbrella.

Dr Al Aydaroos  briefed attendees on the Agency’s regional and global footprint, highlighting its prominent projects and initiatives, alongside its global partnerships, sector investments and on the leading roles women play within the Agency and wider UAE space sector.

Dr Al Aydaroos also commended the involvement of youth groups in national development and the key role they play in the UAE’s future, especially in the space sector. She went on to discuss how the Space Agency worked with governmental authorities and educational institutions to incorporate space science into curriculums and how the Agency promoted specialised space publications, including a range of books, magazines and newsletters.

The Agency’s Space Science Senior Specialist then stressed the importance of interactive and activity-based learning that inspires students and motivates them to pursue careers in science-related subjects. This, according to Dr Al Aydaroos, includes educational tours to local and international scientific and astronomical centres, launching scientific competitions such as UAE Genes in Space, organizing summer camps and astronomical observation events and most importantly, scholarships and training opportunities to encourage outstanding students to complete their studies in space science and astronomy.

Dr Al Aydaroos called upon academic institutions, universities and schools to enhance methods of teaching scientific subjects by organising training courses for school teachers in university labs, encouraging students to carry out scientific experiments with the support of their professors, launching scientific competitions to encourage students to apply what they have learned and organizing workshops with leading scientists, engineers, astronauts and entrepreneurs.

Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, said: "Attracting and training UAE nationals to become pioneers in space science, encouraging and supporting scientific research and innovation in the UAE, and promoting the development of specialized space skills among professionals are a part of the Agency’s strategic plans. We are making significant progress in this direction through the implementation of various educational and awareness initiatives that target students during the early stages of their education, and continue through to their time at university.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Falcon 6X gears up for first flight

Dassault Aviation is making steady progress toward an early 2021 planned first flight for its latest and roomiest aircraft, the Falcon 6X, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus epidemic.

Green recovery must embrace sustainable aviation fuels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has emphasised the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals.

Flydubai: Welcome to Dubai

Flydubai has begun welcoming tourists to Dubai following the lifting of flight restrictions that were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why a holiday company took a trip into the unknown

Jordan has always been a tough location in which to operate. One young airline fighting to make its mark in the local market is Fly Jordan Airlines.

Iraq repatriation flight returns South Africans home

CemAir has welcomed 80 South Africans home from Iraq and Jordan on a special repatriation flight which touched down at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday morning.

Etihad in codeshare with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has entered a codeshare agreement with Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.

GAS_SK2805200920
See us at
GAS BT0907290920MAPS2020 BT1102171120SaudiAirshow21BT2011180221