Rabat – Twelve Moroccan high school students have been awarded with a trip to Washington, DC and Space Camp in the United States.
The sky-high dreams of 12 Moroccan high school students came true on July 3rd, when the winners for this years Race 2 Space competition were announced. In a contest sponsored by the United States Embassy in Rabat and organized by the Scientific Morocco Association, students from all over Morocco competed for a chance to attend the United States’ highly renowned space-themed camp and learning center.
Students who excel in science, technology, engineering, or math were challenged to make three-minute videos explaining a complex scientific concept in English, post it to the contest’s site, and promote it through social media. Student videos described a variety of topics, ranging from the discovery of gravity to energy creation and consumption to the creation of the Universe.
In the following weeks, the 15 to 18-year-old students will travel to the United States to participate in Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, for interactive educational experience and simulated training aboard the NASA Space Shuttle. The students will also travel to Washington, DC for a cultural tour to visit museums, the White House, and the United States Department of State.