FREE STEM challenge! Join a 9-step #STEM design sprint based on the challenges faced by the Australian Space Industry. Special guest Mani Thiru; she is the AWS Head of Space & Satellite for Asia Pacific
Learn about this FREE 9-step STEM design sprint based on challenges facing NASA’s Artemis and the Australian space industry. Hear space industry speakers & choose from several STEM design sprints based on challenges facing the Australian space industry.
AVA teams will choose from a set of five scenarios and design a solution presented in the form of either a 90-second video pitch or poster. A number of teams will then be selected to pitch their ideas at the Young Space Explorers event in December in Sydney!
- Earth Observation: Milo Institute – The University of Arizona
- Robotics: Trailblazer – The Australian Space Agency
- Home on the Moon: Aldrin Family Foundation
- Growing Food in Space: Magnitude.io
- AI in Space
Key Information to Teachers on Delivery
This program has been designed to be delivered flexibly. You can use as much or as little of the materials as you wish. It could be finished in a couple of lessons or over a number of weeks. FAQs
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IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Fizzics Education, STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program
Mani Thuru, AWS Head of Space & Satellite for Asia Pacific and Japan
Mani is the lead for AWS Asia Pacific and Japan, working with customers and partners in the space industry to further the region’s economic development by unlocking the next generation of space innovation. She works with a global team of interdisciplinary experts to re-imagine space system architectures, transform space enterprises, launch new services that process space data on earth and in orbit, and use secure, flexible, scalable, and cost-efficient cloud solutions to support government missions and companies advancing space around the world.
Alice Fairey, Australian Space Agency
Alice completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry at Sydney University, then joined the Questacon Science Circus, where they got a Master of Science Communication. Since then, Alice has combined their laboratory and communication skills to work as a science presenter, a fairy for a children’s entertainment company, a biomedical field technician and engineer, and a lab manager at a high school, before finally joining the Australian Space Agency in 2021 as a Space Communicator, and then as a Senior Programs and Operations Officer.