Mawhiba Holds 'Summer Forum' to Qualify Students to Participate in International Olympiad for Astronomy and Astrophysics

The King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), in collaboration with the Communications, Space, and Technology Commission (CST), is organizing the "Summer Forum" to train 11 male and female students from July 7 to August 1, 2024. The aim is to prepare them to represent the Kingdom for the first time in the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), which will take place in Brazil from August 17 to 27, 2024.
The forum aims to equip students with the necessary skills to participate in the Olympiad and help build a generation proficient in space science and technology. It also seeks to raise awareness among students and society about the importance of space science, enhance human capabilities in the space sector, and inspire future generations to pursue careers in applied scientific and engineering fields within the sector.
The Summer Forum is an extension of the collaborative efforts between Mawhiba and the CST, which involved various training programs implemented over a 12-month period. The initiative aims to invest in national talents and competencies and strengthen the Kingdom's position in the space sector.

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