Space Summer School (SSS) organized by the Institute of Space & Technology (IST) under the theme of Space Technology Education and Popularisation (STEP) has been concluded successfully on 30th July. Over 100 students of 60 schools and colleges of the country participated in the program.
The two-week activity-based learning covered more than 50 interactive sessions in 10 exploration tracks for students in two interactive sessions as abecedarian and virtuoso. The students got an opportunity to learn different space-themed activities, interactive lectures, workshops, space career counseling, Dr. Abdus Salam space contest, space creative writing, space creative arts, space Spellathon, webinars and seminars. The programme covered 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.
Participants also got an opportunity to visit space-related laboratories and the chance for hands-on experiments under the supervision of faculty. Moreover, Dr. Abdus Salam Space Contest also gauged the level of space learning among students.
Dr. Najam Abbas, Director Student Affairs and Programme Head SSS congratulated the participants at the concluding session and honoured the accomplishments of Space Summer School under the initiative of STEP. The chief guest of the ceremony, Dr. Khurram Iqbal also applauded the initiative of Institute of Space Technology for arranging awareness about space technology among the youth and educating students about the benefits of space technology.
Awards were given to the winners of Space Spellathon, Space creative writing, Space Arts, water rocket, aeromodelling and drag parachute competitions. Space Summer School participants were also provided with an opportunity to explore Planetarium, Aircraft Technology, CanSat Satellite development, water rocket and Quadcopter Design and Fabrication along with Astrolabe and Telescope.