En Route to Space ..
ALNayzak - Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program S.T.E.P program Film 2015
Launched in 2013, STEP supports Palestinian students who have innovative project and research ideas in different fields of applied science, engineering, and technology. The program spreads the culture of science and technology research and innovation through developing capacities and capabilities that enable students to execute unique and original projects, and ultimately enhance their communities’ opportunities in keeping up with the international advancements in science and technology.
Applicants to STEP receive a specialized and an intensive training on various topics such as scientific research methodologies and writing professional scientific papers. Furthermore, applicants receive technical and professional support and specialized consultation by Al Nayzak professionals.
The first round achieved great success with more than 450 projects submitted by 650 students from various schools in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Only 46 projects by 73 students were qualified to the finals. The final exhibition and ceremony, which was held on a national level, saw the attendance of 3000 visitors. The seven winning projects granted their owners the chance to take part in a scientific trip to the USA where they’ve enrolled in an intensive training program in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and NASA. Training was in areas of engineering, science and physics. Furthermore, the winning projects were displayed in the Air and Space Museum in front of thousands of visitors.