Mission to Mars, Rocketry and Mission to Antarctica lead to SpaceBase


Miranda Satterthwaite studied Sciences at University of Otago and ICT at University of Canterbury. She holds both a Masters Degree in Business Law and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Currectly she works as the STEM Coordinator for Ara Institute of Canterbury. Part of this role involves engaging students in science, technology, engineering and maths-related activities, aiming to get more students enrolling in and completing STEM courses. One of these projects is the Mission to Mars where Yr 9-10 students design and build habitats to survive on Mars. The NASA Aerodynamix and Rocketry STEM programmes programmes at Ara Institute of Canterbury complement this course to give students a full portfolio of engineering and science experiences based on mankind’s journey to Mars. This course leads to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology and the Bachelor of Architectural studies at Ara and is supported by current Ara Institute of Canterbury students and tutors.

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