Bangladesh Innovation Forum and Space Innovation Camp will be organizing for the first time in the country to make students pioneers in Space Science, Space Robotics, Space Technology and Innovation, Solar System, Astronomy, Stars and Stellar Phenomena, Galaxy, Space Programming and Cosmology On the occasion of the upcoming “Space Exploration Olympiad”, an opening ceremony was organized in Dhaka today.
Children aged 6 to 14 years can participate in this Olympiad in 3 groups. Before the inauguration, a round table discussion was held among the students on why different types of science based activities are important.
Bangladesh Robot Olympiad Committee Founder President and International Robot Olympiad Central Committee Member and Dhaka University Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Department Professor Dr. Lafifa Jamal was present as the keynote in this ceremony, Along with that, more were present as guests Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Pro Vice Chancellor of American International University-Bangladesh, Dr. Nadim Chowdhury, “PhD & SM in EECS (MIT) || BSc. in EEE (BUET), Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, BUET, Munir Hasan, General Secretary of Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad, Mohammad Mahdee Uz Zaman, Country Head of Space Exploration Olympiad, USA, Mohammad Amaan Ullah, Founder of English Olympiad, Abdulla Hill Kafi, Research Associate at Laboratory of Space System Engineering & Technology (LASSET), School of Engineering, BRAC University, Redwan Ferdous General Secretary & Country Representative World Robot Olympiad-Bangladesh, Zia Uddin Mahmud, Chief Operating Officer of Creative Business Group, Abu Sabiq Mahdi, Team Olik (Global Champion of NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018) & Tisha Khandokar, Team Diamonds (Global Champion of 2022).
The main speaker. Lafifa Jamal said, “Our children and teenagers are talented, so if we can involve them in this kind of work with space from this young age, we can see the reality of our dreams from among the children of our country in the future. One day we will go far in space exploration.
About the event, Ariful Hasan Opu, head of Space Exploration Olympiad Bangladesh said, “I have seen that stories of space exploration have a profound impact on children. These stories of adventure, curiosity and scientific discovery not only captivate children’s imaginations but are also a valuable learning experience for them. Through these stories, children explore the wonders of the universe and learn essential problem-solving skills.”
The event is co-hosted by National Science and Technology Museum, Academic Partner American International University of Bangladesh and Knowledge Partner Creative Junior.
Registration for participation in Space Exploration Olympiad should be completed at this address www.spaceolympiadbd.com