SSP2016 - Space Education Panel
Panelists: Donald James (NASA Associate Administrator for Education), Hugo Maree (ESA Education and Knowledge Management Office), Jeremy Curtis (British National Space Centre).
One of its most important responsibilities of the world's Space Agencies and commercial space companies is to educate and inform the public about the latest advances and discoveries in the space sector, and to develop programs that will inspire young people to pursue careers in science and technology.
As we begin the second century of flight, we must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to ensure that the next generation of explorers can accept the full measure of their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future. Education programs play a key role in preparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
This Space Education Panel features experts who each day lead activities to inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in STEM subjects to ensure the existence of a qualified workforce to ensure our progress in future space activities.