One of the most significant testimonials of the role of HQP, their value adds, and the richness of their training is found by noting that ~ 90% of the 2576 STARaCom publication since 2020 were first authored by HQP, and ~ 92% include STARaCom HQP co-authors. It is the cultural norm in ICT for HQP to lead publications. This speaks volumes of the foundational role HQP have in STARaCom’s outreach, technical dissemination, and overall successes.