UTAS-Ibra is preparing to participate in NASA Space Apps Hackathon

Ibra: The University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Ibra, North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, is preparing to participate in the international event “Hackathon NASA for Space Applications”, which will be held next October under the auspices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America “NASA”, under the slogan “Applications Challenge”. International Space”, with the participation of more than 185 countries around the world, including the Sultanate of Oman represented by the university’s branch in the state of Ibra.

Dr. Hoda Bint Salem Al-Shuailiya, Vice President of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences for Electronic Systems and Student Services, and General Supervisor of the University’s participation, explained that this participation, which will be held in the state of Bidiya in the North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, comes in coordination with many local collaborators in the Sultanate of Oman, noting that “the NASA Hackathon for Space Applications “An annual global event that brings together thousands of participants to solve real-world problems using NASA’s open data, indicating that the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Ibra is participating this year representing the Sultanate of Oman with more than 185 countries from around the world, as the competition in the qualifiers will take place over the course of Approximately 48 hours, between the seventh and eighth of next October.

She indicated in her speech to the Oman News Agency that the main goal of participating in the global event is to develop creative solutions to the challenges and problems facing the world on Earth and space, and to involve many segments of society to devise solutions and projects for the world’s various challenges on Earth and space in several fields, including the challenges of astrophysics, climate, Open science, planets and moons, space exploration, etc.

Participation also aims to build the capabilities, skills and experience of participants in space and exploration technologies, support their projects, initiatives and ideas, and open horizons and opportunities to establish emerging companies in the fields related to space and exploration technologies. She stated that it targets many groups in society, such as school students, students of higher education institutions, graduates, job seekers, employees, researchers in the academic field, academics, engineers, programmers, technicians, designers, storytellers, makers and builders, and everyone who has creative ideas to solve problems.

The challenges of Earth and space in the world, the details of which will be announced on NASA’s website starting September 24, adding that participants will be qualified to use the agency’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and space. It is worth noting that the “NASA Hackathon for Space Applications” will be accompanied by many community events and programs related to space science in the Al Sharqiyah North Governorate and some governorates of the Sultanate of Oman, in coordination with local collaborators, inviting all segments of the local community to participate in these global competitions and attend the accompanying events, especially school students and higher education institutions and those interested in space science and exploration to benefit from knowledge about these sciences, and to promote innovative solutions and entrepreneurship in the field of space.

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