Eva R in Nexus 9 was delighted this week when her entry into the National Satellife Competition was judged as excellent by the organisers. Despite not winning the competition, Eva received individual feedback from the judges, who said “we all believe that [Eva’s] idea was of significant importance.”
The competition organisers were so impressed with Eva’s work that one of the judges has offered to visit Nexus in the next academic year to meet Eva and to run a workshop for our students. Emily Gravestock, the Head of Applications Strategy at the UK Space Agency said: “this is not something that is being offered to other runners-up, this is only being offered to you … despite not winning, we felt that your entry was worthy of recognition.”
Eva also received a certificate and a book from the UK Space Agency for her efforts.
We are delighted with Eva’s success, her idea to use satellites to provide educational internet access to remote areas of the world, with a focus on refugees and those without regular access to schooling showed the same maturity that Eva brings to all her work.
We would especially like to thank Dave Pollard from the Cornwall Enterprise Partnership and Stuart Moore from Avanti Communications for their words of guidance for Eva, which she found invaluable.