Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Launches Hope Generation Initiative to Encourage Students to Study Space Science and Technologies

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Published April 17th, 2019 - 05:28 GMT
Omran Sharaf, Project Manager of EMM - Hope Probe
30 April is the deadline for schools to apply to host MBRSC’s experts
The initiative aims to inspire new generations to contribute to enhancing the UAE’s position in the space sector

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) launched the ‘Hope Generation’ initiative to help schools encourage students to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and increase their curiosity about space science and exploration, through lectures, workshops and open meetings by MBRSC’s experts for middle school to high school students., and provide a stimulating environment for them.

“The Hope Generation initiative is part of MBRSC’s strategy to support the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership to prepare generations of qualified cadres that acquire the basics of modern science to work on technological innovation and scientific research in space and advanced science, as well as achieve the UAE’s strategic plans in space exploration. We are pleased that the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) team will share its expertise in space science with new generations and introduce Emirati youth to space exploration projects that will enrich their future choices and inspire them to study advanced science,” said Omran Sharaf, Project Manager of EMM – Hope Probe.

“Our wise leadership offers all the tools to help youth achieve their ambitions in a stimulating environment that opens up their horizons of creativity and innovation. Through Hope Generation, we aim to motivate youth to join the space sector and introduce them to the opportunities offered by the UAE to encourage them to take part in making more achievements in space manufacturing, space science, and space research,” added Sharaf.

Sharaf highlighted that MBRSC organises several workshops and educational activities for school and university students, in an interactive and simplified way, to motivate them to take an interest in space science and technology. These activities have targeted thousands of students across the UAE to date.

Schools wishing to host the EMM team can send an email to [email protected] by 30 April 2019.

Hope Generation is one of the initiatives of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) – Hope Probe. MBRSC is responsible for the execution and supervision of all stages of the design, development and launch of the Hope Probe in 2020. The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) is funding and supervising procedures and necessary details for the implementation of this project. Following a journey of several months, the probe is expected to enter the Red Planet’s orbit in 2021, coinciding with the Golden Jubilee of the Union.

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

MBRSC was established by the Dubai Government to serve as one of the main pillars to drive the establishment of the knowledge economy and sustainable development in the UAE. It is a scientific centre that specialises in space science and advanced technology. Launching ambitious projects, the centre works to develop generations of Emirati engineers according to the highest scientific standards.

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