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Second ‘Space Innovation Summit begins Friday

  • Published at 12:12 am July 19th, 2019
pace Innovation Summit 2019

Bangladesh Innovation Forum and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Scientific Problem Solver is organizing the event for the 2nd time

Space Innovation Summit 2019, a two day program, will begin at Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) in Dhaka on Friday.

Bangladesh Innovation Forum and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Scientific Problem Solver is organizing the event for the 2nd time.

It will be open from 10am to 6pm, on July 19 and 20.

State Minister for Information Technology, Junaid Ahmed Palak, will inaugurate the event. 

Bangladesh University Grants Commission Professor, Sajjad Hossain, and Head Air Commodore of the MIST Aeronautical Department, Prof M Abdus Salam, will be the special guests.

Former System Administrator at NASA, Azadul Haque, MIT Zero Lab Chief Mizanul Chowdhury, University of Robotics and MacTronics Engineering Chairperson Dr Lafifa Jamal, Dell's Solution Architect Director Mahdi Uz Zaman, Associate Dean of American International University, Bangladesh, Prof Dr Md Abdur Rahman, among others, will speak on the occasion.

The event will have 4 sessions with 16 technical seminars including workshops, space gaming competitions, project showcasing, and more, sources said.

The four sessions will include a session on Rocket Technology, Satellite Making and Communication, Robotics for Space Exploration, and Careers at NASA. 

There will be two workshops that include Ground Station Making with Satellite Tracking and Image Receiving, and Simulation Based Rocket Making.

More than 24 speakers and 5,000 visitors including scientists, professionals, government officials, space lovers, scientific problem solvers, students, and others, will participate in the program.

This year we are also going to celebrate 50 years of landing on the moon. There will also be an exclusive surprise at the event, an hour long special event organized to commemorate the 50th  anniversary of the Apollo-11 moon journey, the event organizers said.

Anyone interested in doing future work on space science and satellites can participate in the summit, he said.

Summit convener Mahmud Musa said this event would make space science more popular among youths to get them involved in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering. 

“We hope the summit will help our young generation to learn more about space science and play an important role in future,” he added.

Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), in cooperation with Space and Rocket Center Bangladesh, and the EEE Department of IUB, is a venue partner.

Anyone who wants to attend the event may visit https://spacecampbd.com/sis/