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

TAV Airports revenue reached EUR 1.1 billion in 2017

TAV Airports Holding increased passengers served 10% and reached 115 million.

Flydubai sees strong growth in revenues, record passengers and sustained profit

Flydubai has announced its full-year results for the year ending 31 December 2017.

Etihad Airways adds second daily service to Rome

Etihad Airways will add a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome, effective 25 March 2018. The new service will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week.

Emirates Aviation University career fair connects students with international companies

Emirates Aviation University recently hosted more than 20 companies at its campus in Dubai International Academic City, to help its students and graduates advance their job-seeking skills and gain access to career experts and local

Gulfstream to showcase new G500 and G650ER at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Gulfstream Aerospace will showcase two of its award-winning, large-cabin aircraft at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo from Feb. 26-28.

Emirates A380 returns to Houston

Emirates will resume its flagship A380 service between Houston and Dubai from 1 June 2018.

SOFEX SK2018
See us at
ArabianTravelMkBT250418Aviation Africa BT18418SOFEX BT2018BIAS BT271017161118MEBAA BT2018AirportShow BT1502090518Abu Dhabi AirExpo BT2018Istanbul Airshow BT22018Global Aerospace BT2018