EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPACE EXPLORERS: US EMBASSY IN RABAT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MOROCCAN INITIATIVE FOR SPACE INDUSTRY, LAUNCHES AMAZE SPACE CAMP
Applications open from July 10, 2023, to August 4, 2023 – 30 Participants will join AMAZE Space Camp
Rabat, Morocco – July 10, 2023 – The U.S. Embassy in Rabat, in partnership with the Moroccan Initiative for Space Industry (MISI), is pleased to announce the launch of AMAZE Space Camp. This immersive, hands-on experience is designed to spark passion for space exploration and technology among Moroccan students aged 15-18 years.
The week-long residential camp will take place from August 27 to September 2, 2023, at the 1337 School & UM6P venue in Khouribga, Morocco. It offers a fantastic opportunity for 30 shortlisted students to immerse themselves in a wealth of activities, including rocketry, space history, robotics, analog mission, space technology, team building, and astronomy. Inclusivity and accessibility are central to AMAZE Space Camp, and students with physical disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
«Traditional teaching methods can often limit the expansive canvas of technology and space exploration to textbook confines,» remarks El Hassan BOUAGHAD, co-founder of MISI. «Our belief is that we should not be spoon-feeding STEM to our students. Hence, our TEAMS (Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, Science) and Teamwork approach focuses on hands-on activities that encourage curiosity, active learning, and shared knowledge within their communities.»
El Hassan further adds, «Our aim is to nurture these students not just as learners, but as ambassadors of science and technology. We believe that when they share their experiences and newfound passion, they inspire their peers and foster a space-focused mindset in the generations to come.»
More details about AMAZE Space Camp: https://amaze.ma
About the US Embassy Rabat:
The U.S. Embassy in Rabat represents the American government and the American people to the government and people of the Kingdom of Morocco. The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy is responsible for media relations and cultural programs. These cultural programs include music, theatre, sports, speakers, trainings, exchanges, and other programs which lead to greater understanding between the American and Moroccan people.
About the Moroccan Initiative for Space Industry:
The Moroccan Initiative for Space Industry (NGO) is the fruit of the collective vision and efforts of young scientists, engineers, space industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and avid STEAM outreach program managers. That the mission is to harness the MISI’s members significant experience in the space industry to develop and deliver creative engaging hands-on projects to students in Morocco and abroad.