The first UAE female student batch, from the Institute of Applied Technology, to attend a training program organized by Space Ed-Ventures at the Space Center Houston’s Space School visited the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi to meet with Ambassador Michael Corbin.
During the visit, the all-female batch, who took part of a concentrated 7-day aerospace engineering and technology training program back in December 2012, gave a presentation on their experience at the Space School to the Ambassador.
“I am excited to welcome the first group of female students back from their training program at NASA’s space school in Houston, Texas. Under the leadership of Space Ed-Ventures, today’s program with the Institute of Applied Technology highlights the strong educational and cultural bond that the United States enjoys with the UAE.” U.S. Ambassador to the UAE, Michael Corbin.
The Institute of Applied Technology has been working with Space Ed-Ventures since its launch in early 2012 and, in collaboration, have sent a total of 84 students last year on this dynamic and engaging educational training program.
“The UAE’s educational system continues to produce smart, talented students that need more hands-on training programs for the students to have a better understanding of what they learn in class. There is a strong emphasis on empowering women and improving education and technology in the UAE. It is important at this time to work on maximizing the choices provided to the young men and women, who are the future of the UAE” added Hussain Al Ansari, CEO of Space Ed-Ventures.
The Institute of Applied Technology and Space Ed-Ventures are currently in the process of selecting students for the fourth edition of this training program that will take place in the first week of April.
The students and guests were also treated to presentations by the US education advisor on studying in the US and the role universities play in empowering women and supporting their education.
Source: AME Info – Press Release – 7 March 2013