Why Alliance Junior Space Camp is the ultimate STEM experience

11 September 2017

This year 90 junior students from 14 member schools across NSW attended the HASSE Space School in the USA as part of the annual trip organised by the Alliance in collaboration with Actura, the exclusive Australasian partner of HASSE Space School.

Dubbed ‘youth astronaut training’ the two-week hands-on program teaches amazing teamwork skills as the girls work together on simulated missions to repair the international space station or land an exploration rover on Mars, delve into marine biology, forensics and robotics and explore personal growth skills.

Aiming to encourage more girls to get involved with STEM subjects, Space School is the ultimate STEM immersion experience.

Here, three participants from Presbyterian Ladies College, NSW, and one of their teachers who accompanied them to Space School, discuss the exciting elements of the trip and why it is so important for girls to get more involved in science related areas.

Coverage courtesy of SBS World News.