Institute of Space and Technology (IST) has inaugurated a two-week long Space Summer School program (SSS) under the theme of Space Technology Education and Popularisation (STEP).
The program started on 17th July with the active participation of over 110 students from nine schools. The space summer school aims to cover more than 50 interactive sessions in 10 exploration tracks for students. The interactive sessions will be covered in two levels as abecedarian and virtuoso.
The inaugural ceremony was hosted by Danial Amin, the curator of Space Summer School. Moreover, the program will project space-themed activities, interactive lectures, hands-on workshops, space career counselling, Dr Abdus Salam space contest, space creative writing, space creative designing, space creative arts, webinars, seminars and astronomy night.
Director Student Affairs and Program Head SSS welcomed the participants and highlighted the theme of Space Summer School under the initiative of Space Technology Education and Popularization.
Space Summer School will cover interactive lectures in ten fields namely the Earth, Atmosphere, Aviation, Rocketry, Satellite Technology, Space Travel, Space for Life, Space Agencies, Astronomy and Astrophysics and our contributions. The students will get opportunities to explore Planetarium, Aircraft Technology, CanSat Satellite development, Quad- copter Design, UAV design and Fabrication along with Astrolabe and Telescope.
Participants will get an opportunity to visit space-related laboratories and will also do the hands-on experiments under the supervision of faculty. Space Summer School team has developed a specialized Dr Abdus Salam Space Contest, that will gauge the level of space learning among students.
Furthermore, IST has the heritage of celebrating World Space Week for last 13 years and is ranked first for organizing a maximum number of events in Pakistan for the year 2017 by International World Space Week Association (WASA).
Institute of Space Technology has planned the SSS from 16th- 27th July 2018 which aims to equip students from grade 5th to 12th with an adequate Space Science and Technology knowledge, awareness, future and careers.