Abiodun is an AIAA (America Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics) Educator Associate, communicator, an educator, a graduate of Petroleum Engineering, a postgraduate student of University of Ibadan and President/Founder/CEO of Aerospace Palace International Nigeria (APIN), Aerospace Palace Academy Nigeria and Aerospace FM Nigeria established with the sole responsibility of promoting effective communication, Aerospace & S.T.E.M education among the youths, this program is tagged 'Aerospace & S.T.E.M catch them young program for Nigerian youths'. In this vein, he is currently running some key programs in schools and colleges across the Nation. It is his aspiration use the platform of his organization(s) to raise quality leaders who can ‘man’ the Aerospace industry and make our sky safer by the year 2025. This has put him at the forefront of STEM education using his organization as an agent of positive change to educate and train the youths irrespective of gender or disability.
Abiodun’s three organisations are his sources of motivations and were created with the same objectives but using different platforms to:
Inspire an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and in STEM careers among young people;
Provide an educational opportunity for students, teachers and the general public to learn about space exploration, space technologies and satellite communications;
Provide an educational opportunity for students, teachers and the general public to learn about wireless technology and radio science through Amateur Radio
Provide an opportunity for Amateur Radio experimentation and evaluation of new technologies.
Provide a contingency communications system for NASA and the ISS crew.
Provide crew with another means to directly interact with a larger community outside the ISS, including friends and family.
Abiodun is an Aerospace journalist of international repute; he studied Data journalism, Investigative Reporting, Multimedia story-telling, Verification, Geo-Journalism and Digital Security at StoryLab Academy, Kenya in conjunction with the World Bank. He also obtained various certificates in Engineering, sciences, humanities and education. He Coordinates the activities of his organization and assigns work as appropriate; occasionally he designs the software, Google play apps and websites. He obtained various teaching certificates from the National Universities Commission, Nigeria as a certified educator, especially on the traditional and modern methods of teaching and learning.
Abiodun is a member of the following professional bodies: Amateur Radio on International Space Station (ARISS), EuroScience France, European Space Board France, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Royal Aeronautical Society UK. Space Exploration Group Project (SEGP), Astronomers without Borders USA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, International Women of Aviation Organisation, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) USA, Society of Satellite Professional International (SSPI) USA.
In January 2018, Abiodun became the first Nigerian to be appointed by the Space Foundation, USA as a Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons Flight 15-18! In my capacity as a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Flight 15-18! and Ambassador. “The Space Foundation, USA selected Ogunbiyi Abiodun, the Founder of Aerospace Palace Academy, Nigeria as one of the 31 Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons Flight 15-18! He was publicly recognized at the Space Foundation's 34th Space Symposium, which is being held April 16-19 2018 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. In addition to the recognition activities, he is also scheduled to participate in the Space Foundation's virtual distance delivery education programs. This is the first time that a Nigerian would be selected for such a prestigious award (https://www.spacefoundation.org/news/space-foundation-international-tea…) In this capacity Abiodun serves as advocate for space-themed education and use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further integrate space principles into the classrooms in Nigeria. He was chosen for his active promotion of space and science education in the classroom. He was selected by a panel comprised of experienced Teacher Liaisons and representatives from the space industry and the military. The Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program is funded by Lockheed Martin.
Due to his research and developmental projects in Africa; recently in the year 2017, the US government gave his organisation the permission to start transacting businesses with US government, organisations and agencies under the following identities: DUNS Number: 561294431, NCAGE Number: SCLP2, and System Awards Management Registration: SAMAPINProd01.
For over 15 years, Abiodun has been a force to be reckoned with in the Space communication, Aviation, Aerospace and space sector with numerous partnerships as delineated on his website www.aviationpalace.space. He has succeeded in establishing partnership with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, USA and granted permission to implement the Aerospace Micro-Lesson in Nigerian schools. Also, he has succeeded in establishing partnership with Amateur Radio on International Space Station (ARISS) as a result of which his organization has been shortlisted as a candidate for the implementation of the Nigerian version of the space radio station later in the year 2018. This project is designed to bring aerospace & STEM education a step closer to the Nigerian youths.
Through collaboration with NASA and NASA sponsored researchers, Abiodun has created an educational mini-curriculum for the high school or middle school classroom that engages students as research assistants, providing data for the Principal Investigator, (PI). Currently, we have a collaborative relationship with several NASA or NASA supported researchers. The program is delivered and managed via our Website; each teacher being assigned a password protected page for management and program delivery. During the mission students briefly learn about the scientist and their research, participate in classroom experiments or activity that mirrors the research experiment on the ISS, and then do some type of an analysis and data gathering activity. These hands-on inquiry-based activities are supported by near-real time digital and video images downlinked from orbit and provided to the classroom via our website. Also provided are real time images of a control ground experiment being conducted by BioServe Space Technologies, a NASA Research Partnership at the University of Colorado or elsewhere. Student research supports the work of the PI, while meeting the educational goals of the classroom and final student data is provided to the PI for review and, if appropriate, inclusion into research databanks.
In the past, he has succeeded in introducing SMS PRO safety Aviation management into Nigerian Aerospace market: SMS Pro is integrated Safety Management System (SMS) software, with in-depth reporting and analysis modules, specifically designed for an aviation application; it is a Web-based aviation safety management system tool that allows operators and airports to manage their safety, security, compliance and quality issues based on ICAO, IS-BAO, Transport Canada and FAA requirements and advisory material. SMS Pro is an integrated solution that facilitates aviation operations by increasing the efficiency of business processes, improving service delivery to meet goals and objectives and improving operational and management reporting. Since SMS Pro is a Web-based application it ensures information sharing across the organization. SMS Pro allows easy, real-time report generation, automated alerts, and varying levels of transparency based on organizational culture.
Abiodun is an exceptional and passionate young man who generously deploys his time, efforts and wealth of motivational skills and experiences in aiding the younger generations to find their footing on issues of nation-building, responsible citizenship, and good leadership. He has been involved in social works and community development initiatives. He has been a very active, young community leader. He has been involved in series of community and social development initiatives, including but not limited to, mentoring of the younger generations of Nigerians, especially through a widely known radio program “I Have a Dream”.
Abiodun formed his organization because around the globe, particularly in developing countries, women lack opportunities to obtain the education that they so desperately need and deserve. Cultural stigmas, religious restrictions, and oppressive laws keep women trapped in desperate poverty and ignorance, unable to obtain the education that might give them hope. History has shown time and again that educating girls provides benefits to the economies of nations. In many cases, changes in cultural attitudes and the legal status of women have resulted in economic benefits that break the cycle of centuries of poverty in just a single generation. Like the proverbial rising tide, the flood of newly educated citizens, inevitably lifts all boats. Lack of funds for education, access to information resources, gender discrimination, family pressure and cultural biases against women pursuing careers in STEM fields must be addressed if this inequity is to be addressed successfully.
The organizations' philosophy is built around three core values:
To help developing nations meet the technological demands of the 21st century, providing an innovative way to foster the skills necessary to bring about the necessary changes. We use multidisciplinary STEM learning tools such as rocket kits, aircraft kits and other hands-on tools to provide students with real-world experiences that expose them to technical subjects and creative problem solving.
People and cultures around the world can make valuable contributions to the lives of all people. When individuals from differing cultural and geographical backgrounds meet and cooperate toward common goals, they create a powerful synergy. An international exchange of diverse knowledge, skills, and cultures can cause world-changing things to happen. This exchange starts with the more advanced nations sharing their technology and skills with the developing world. The outcome is a world where all nations have a chance to prosper, benefitting both the haves and the have-nots by reducing dependence.
Equity and Empowerment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
We seek gender equality in education for females across all parts of society in every part of Nigeria and the world at large. We believe that girls have a right not only to basic education but to advanced education in STEM. To correct this all-too-common inequality, we believe we must provide resources and programs that enable, encourage, and support women’s educational opportunities in STEM and that integrate young women and young men into a mutually supportive educational environment. For these reasons, we give preference to young women in our STEM Workshops, conferences, seminars and trainings.