Atlantic Academy of Space receives funds to expand program encouraging diversity

The Atlantic Academy of Space, which is co-founded by Dalhousie University’s SuperNOVA and GALAXIA Mission Systems, has received $485K to expand a program that encourages diverse individuals to study space engineering. The three-year funding supports a program that provides an opportunity for children to learn more about space engineering by constructing a CubeSat. Students get to learn about artificial intelligence, programming, and space technology as they develop skills such as collaboration. “In engineering, and in STEM, across the board, there is really low enrolment of students from diverse backgrounds and of women so we are trying our best to make sure that women and youth from BIPOC populations feel safe and welcome in all of our programs,” said SuperNOVA executive director Alexandra Fenton. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.