[SatNews] “It was a great experience to be able to speak to and impassion youngsters ... especially as they were for the most part unaware of the wealth of opportunities within the satellite industry.”
The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) went back to school to support a project by the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEMNET).
STEMNET creates opportunities to inspire young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), working with thousands of schools, colleges and STEM employers across the UK.
IRG’s Executive Director visited The Grange School in Dorset to motivate the pupils about the satellite industry and demonstrate the wealth of career opportunities available.
“It was a great experience to be able to speak to and impassion youngsters about the work we do, especially as they were for the most part unaware of the wealth of opportunities within the satellite industry,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “Reaching out to young people is extremely important for the satellite industry as a whole and something I am proud to be a part of.”
“We are pleased to have Martin on board as one of our STEM Ambassadors,” commented Jan Peters, Director of Katalytik, who organised the event for STEM Wiltshire and Dorset, part of the STEMNET network. “Connecting young people with professionals opens their eyes to the options beyond education –it’s vitally important and helps to ensure they are better informed about the choices they have.”
It is IRG’s intention to strengthen its relationship with STEMNET and those associations and educational programmes across the globe that help connect the educational dots in the Aerospace domain. Contact us if you know of a space or satellite related school or college project and think that our organisation could help you. We have a chance to create a better environment and new paths for young people to join this high tech industry.
The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises four main working groups, covering EUI (formed from the former RFI-EUI), Carrier ID, Intentional Interference, and VSAT interference. The Group’s membership is comprised of satellite operators, users, uplinkers, service providers, equipment vendors and other organizations with a stake in combating radio frequency interference. For more information, please visit www.satirg.org