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Renewable energy: changing attitudes and changing lives

In one of them the company partnered with the Meta Economic Development Organisation (MEDO), which runs a Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme. Through workshops and boot camps the organisation involves female high school students to build a privately-owned satellite for which the pupils build and test the payloads. Components for the satellites, which don’t require soldering, were developed by Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students.

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Schoolgirls to Participate in Building Africa’s First Satellite

One hundred and fifty South African schoolgirls have started in a project to design and build Africa’s first private satellite. The satellite will be launched into space later this year as part of a program sponsored by The Meta Economic Development Organization (MEDO) to motivate more teenage girls in African countries to study and work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics field, widely known by the acronym STEM.

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SA Marsvrou praat met die jeug

“Dit is noodsaaklik dat die nuwe generasie groot droom en bydra tot die wetenskap en tegnologie. Dít is hoe die mensdom gaan voortbestaan.” Só glo dr. Adriana Marais, blond, beeldskoon, briljant en een van die laaste honderd wat gekies is vir die wêreldwye Mars One-projek. Dié kwantumfisikus hoop om uiteindelik as een van die finale 24 mense gekies te word wat in 2026 na die Rooi Planeet vertrek om hulle daar te gaan vestig.

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Meisies mik na die sterre

AS JY wonder wat jy op Jeugdag, 16 Junie, kan doen, is dié interessante werksessie dalk net vir jou. Die MEDO-ruimteprogram hou op Jeugdag in Kaapstad ’n inten­siewe werksessie met 150 skoolmeisies. Hulle sal met Suid-Afrikaans geprogrammeerde rovers werk wat die meisies self sal kodeer. Rovers is mos daai verkenningsvoertuigies wat op planete soos Mars rondsnuffel en allerhande wetenskaplike data inwin.

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Female SA Mars One finalist encourage girls to become scientists

South African quantum physicist Dr. Adriana Marais, who is a finalist in the Mars One initiative, addressed hundreds of high school girls on Youth Day, at a satellite initiative in Cape Town. A theoretical physicist doing research in the field of quantum biology, Marais is one of the hundreds of people selected for the worldwide Mars One project, and hopes to eventually be one of the 24 finalists chosen to venture to the Red Planet in 2026.

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Young women look to the stars

On Youth Day yesterday, 150 school girls in Cape Town celebrated by looking forward towards their futures and upwards into space. The young women took part in an intensive workshop that is part of the Medo Space, the only one of its kind in Africa. During the workshop, an appearance by South Africa Mars One candidate Adriana Marais left the girls inspired and a little awed at the prospect that if she goes to Mars it is to never to return to earth, but to create a new frontier for the human race.

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Schoolgirls To Help Build Africa’s First Private Satellite

Research shows that the number of women working in STEM fields is low, more so in Africa where girls are more likely to be kept out of school than boys. About 80 percent of jobs will need STEM skills by the year 2020, but less than 10 percent of girls are currently interested or are pursuing university studies in STEM field.

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Schoolgirls to Participate in Building Africa’s First Satellite

One hundred and fifty South African schoolgirls have started in a project to design and build Africa’s first private satellite. The satellite will be launched into space later this year as part of a program sponsored by The Meta Economic Development Organization (MEDO) to motivate more teenage girls in African countries to study and work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics field, widely known by the acronym STEM.

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