In a world where the stars have always beckoned to humanity’s curiosity, the Girls in Space initiative by the Society for Space Education Research and Development (SSERD) is paving the way for young girls to reach for the skies, literally. This 4-week program, designed to introduce space careers for girls, goes beyond the conventional methods of empowerment. It doesn’t just speak about inspiring; it empowers through education, allowing girls to learn directly from educators, scientists, and entrepreneurs.
The initiative acknowledges the historical lack of opportunities for women in the space sector, not due to any limitations in their abilities but due to systemic barriers. Girls in Space seeks to break down these barriers and nurture the potential of young minds interested in space and STEM fields.
What to Expect
Diverse Topics: The program covers a spectrum of topics ranging from Astronomy and Satellite technology to Entrepreneurship in the space industry. It aims to educate, spark curiosity, and encourage hands-on learning.
Interactive Sessions: Girls in Space doesn’t confine learning to classrooms. Instead, it invites participants to a dynamic playground where they can learn by doing, interact with real-life entrepreneurs, and build model satellites.
Scholarships: Recognizing the importance of inclusivity, the program offers scholarships for deserving students. This initiative ensures that financial constraints do not hinder passionate individuals from pursuing their dreams in the space sector.
The program is a blend of online and offline sessions, with online modules introducing students to space, astronomy, and exploration. Offline sessions in Bangalore offer a more immersive experience in astrophysics, satellite technology, and rocketry. Among the highlights are field trips to space education start-ups, sky gazing, and a closing ceremony dedicated to rocketry.
Mentorship and Guidance
Participants benefit from one-on-one sessions with mentors who are experts in the field, offering personalized guidance and insights. This mentorship and career guidance based on individual strengths and aspirations add a unique dimension to the program.
How to Register
Early bird registrations are open until October 25th, offering different packages for online and hybrid (online + offline) participation. Interested students can apply for scholarships if needed.
Girls in Space is a beacon of opportunity for young girls aspiring to make a mark in the space and STEM domains. By providing a platform for education, hands-on experience, and mentorship, SSERD’s initiative is not just promoting gender diversity in these fields and ensures a bright future for girls who dare to dream beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
For more information, prospective participants can contact SSERD at +91 81476 19141 or visit the venue at 104, 3rd Floor, 17th C Main Rd, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The stars await, and Girls in Space is here to help girls reach them.