How would you like to be part of a team representing Australia in a robotics competition against teams from at least 11 other countries, with the finals being conducted in real time on the International Space Station (ISS)?
This is the latest in STEM outreach experiences being provided for Australia’s student population to advance team development skills and embracing all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is another giant leap in the extension of them skills needed for the 20,000 new jobs required by the space sector in Australia.
The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC) is an educational program in which teams solve various problems by programming free-flying robots on the International Space Station (ISS). By providing students with the opportunity to work with professional scientists and engineers, they will be inspired to develop their own educational and professional goals to a high level. Team members will have the chance to learn cutting-edge methodologies and to hone their STEM skills through this amazing program.
The Kibo-RPC will also expand international exchange by encouraging students to interact with other participants from around the world. Globally, this program is hosted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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