by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – The operator of the largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks offers African adolescents the opportunity to secure careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector.
Intelsat, which is also a leading provider of onboard connectivity (IFC), is accepting applications for its Space STEM program for the continent’s youth.
This partnership with MaxIQ Space selects high school students to participate in an intensive program where students design, build and, for certain missions, launch satellites into space.
This unique opportunity is completely virtual, each student receives a STEM kit and participates in virtual workshops taught by specialists in space education.
Each workshop consists of lessons, hands-on activities, homework, and experiments.
This will be the third year that Intelsat has partnered with MaxIQ Space, inspiring a love of space among teens across the continent.
“Encouraging students to pursue STEM careers is Intelsat’s way of helping develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and space enthusiasts in Africa,” said Hans Geldenhuys, Intelsat Africa Sales Director.
Intelsat will sponsor 30 scholarships for the Space STEM program for candidates who successfully meet certain criteria.
They must be between 14 and 18 years old and reside on the mainland.
Applicants must have Internet access through a smart device.
The deadline to apply is December 31, 2022.
– CAJ News