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Who’s Who: Norah Al-Tuwaim, engineer at Saudi Space Commission

Sun, 2021-05-30 23:21

The Saudi Press Agency met with Norah Al-Tuwaim, a leader in the field of satellite engineering.

Al-Tuwaim was previously head of the optics team at the National Satellite Technology Center of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), and a member of the team that developed the SaudiSat 5A/5B satellites.

She launched her career in 2012 with the cooperative training program — one of the graduation requirements at Prince Sultan University — as a trainee at the National Satellite Technology Center. 

After graduating with first-class honors in 2013, Al-Tuwaim joined the center’s staff and took part in the SaudiSat 5A/5B project.

During her work at KACST, she helped to develop national capabilities and was granted a scholarship for higher education in the US in 2015.

She pursued her master’s degree at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. In 2017, she graduated from the university, which was one of the top 10 universities in the US.

Al-Tuwaim was an enterprise architect in the Strategy and Planning Division in 2019 after she moved to the information, communications and technology sector, where she worked at solutions by STC, one of the leading IT services providers in Saudi Arabia.

She recently joined the Saudi Space Commission as part of the strategic planning department. 

Al-Tuwaim said: “The Kingdom spared no efforts in supporting its citizens. It also boosted this support with the launching of the Vision 2030, which focused on shedding light on Saudi women and empowering them in all fields such as the labor market and particularly in the field of education that represents the foundation of the nation’s renaissance.”

“It has prepared work environments for the entry of women in all fields and positions, providing them with limitless ambitions and empowering them by raising their awareness regarding their legal and civil rights.”

In a message to the nation’s young women, Al-Tuwaim said: “You are the shapers of the future and are capable of preserving the nation and its gains. Knowledge and sincere work are the best things we can present in light of our constant quest to return the favor to the homeland. This is done through the achievement of the ultimate goal of advancing our society.” 

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