Projects

Space STEM School Workshops
Lectures, Materials, Support 

There is an urgent need for STEM education, training and proficiency in schools all over the developing nations. For many years there has been a lack of knowledge sharing, resources and availability of funding to educate young learners. The Space STEM project is a structured approach to bringing guest lecturers and hands-on workshops to learners in developing economies. The pilot project will be in Nigeria and after successful completion, be brought to other countries in Africa, Asia and South America.

For the pilot project, we estimate a reach of 5000 students.

 

The Project

The team, lead by Dogeroid COO, Nelson Nwokoma in Enugu and CEO / Founder John Astor, has at its disposal university professors and highly qualified students who are committed to furthering Space STEM education in Enugu, Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. The need for up to date information, trainings and hands on learning cannot be over emphasized. The technological abilities of young learners in these cities has grown by leaps and bounds and we aim to inspire them to have a deep understanding of Space STEM and what it can do for them.

We offer each class a one to two hour lecture/training through a detailed calendar that will span six weeks in each city. These lectures will be done in strategic sequence so as to adjust them to the level and needs of the learners as the project progresses. Materials, such as computers, projectors, pico satellite kits, notebooks and reading materials, transportation for the team and lecturers, as well as fees will be included in the project budget.

The Project will be in five stages.

1. Preparation - The coordination with schools and teachers to fix appropriate dates and times and create a calendar for all. The purchase of materials and the lecture information and structure created and ready to go.

2. Meetings (in-person and online) - For lecturers and schools coordinating and sharing information that is needed and that will be presented. Finalize the project for launch.

3. Lectures / Workshops - The Project goes live. Transportation logistics and team lunches will also be included.

4. Follow-up - After the Lectures the team will answer and assist schools with questions and assistance as necessary. This is an important aspect of our activities for students as the project focuses on retention and support after the events.

5. Final Report - Submitted to donors, investors and each school.

The Space STEM Project will use resources from NASA Educators, the Exploratorium. eGFI, As well as purchased materials for hands-on activities

After successful completion, the team will spin-off as a separate entity, applying for funding from local and national government education ministries, as well as private donors to then begin reaching the entire population of young learners in Nigeria. The Space Platform team will spearhead the funding drive. At the same time Space Platform will initiate the project first in select countries in Africa, Asia and South America.

This is an extremely cost-effective and cutting edge program where guests visit classes, meet students and bring their expertise directly to them. We are seeing this more and more in the United States, Europe and Japan, validating its effectiveness.

Total Project Cost - $30,000USD