ZeRoRo 2019

August at YES was SUPER hot again!
We were all very busy with ZeRoRo 2019!
This time 27 students and volunteers learned how to code satellites to clean up space debris and rescue damaged satellites from space. How cool is that?!

The selected group of students (14-16 years old) from four regions of Armenia (Shirak, Gegharkunik, Tavush and Aragatsotn) spent two weeks in the ZeRoRo camp in Dilijan learning coding satellites on MIT’s server, improving their soft skills, hosting invited guest speakers who shared their experience on many various topics – from effective usage of online resources and scholarship opportunities to making steps towards Sustainable Development Goals, and more. For the second time in a row YES is granting an opportunity to the Armenian students to participate in the ZeRoRo camp and improve their knowledge in tech.

This year the project was possible thanks to strong cooperation between MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), World Vision Armenia, Learntribute LLC, and YES. Each of the mentioned partners had its contribution in educating the students and bringing their knowledge to a completely new level. Many of the participants have strengthened their desire to continue their education in tech, for others it was a life changing experience, where they have widened their horizon and erudition in aspects like professional development, personal development, and others.

During the camp our students have formed five working groups, which have been competing with each other during the last two days. The winners will have a chance to form their own groups, further develop their knowledge, and participate in the international competition by MIT and NASA in the summer of 2020. Chosen codes will be sent to the International Space Station–yes, the one in space–to be run on physical satellites!

So, brace yourselves! We are going to reach unimaginable heights!
Off to space and beyond!

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