SGAC membership has been steadily growing throughout the years. Among our membership there are many incredible young space enthusiasts who should be recognized for their hard work and contributions to SGAC. In December 2009, the SGAC Executive Council decided to acknowledge one member per month for his or her outstanding work and contributions to SGAC and its goals, and we continued this until today.
SGAC is proud to present the SGAC October 2015 Member of the Month: Oscar Ivan Ojeda Ramirez, SA-SGW LOC
Oscar is a student of mechanical engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has focused his career on the aerospace field, being one of the founders of GIDA-UN (Aerospace Research and Development Group). Currently he is the coordinator of the group, and mission chief/systems integration engineer for the Prometeo I mission. Recently, he co-organized the SGx:Colombia event, and was part of the ground team with the SA-SGW.
Oscar was nominated by Bruno Sarli, Regional Coordinator for South America:
“Oscar is an SGAC member from Colombia. He volunteered to be part of the ground team at the SA-SGW and without his help in the day-to-day organization, the event would not be a success. Currently he is taking charge in organizing the first SGAC workshop in Colombia. Oscar is the most active SGAC member in South America and is doing an amazing job organizing and proposing new events and activities in the region.”
Here's Oscar's reaction:
"Thank you Bruno for the nomination! I'm truly honored by this selection! But I should say that as it is always in aerospace, none of this would be possible if it weren't for the amazing team we had, and the support of the executives in SGAC for believing in our efforts. I hope we can keep working hard in expanding interest in the aerospace field around the world."
From the SGAC co-Chair, Victoria Alonsoperez:
"I would like to congratulate Oscar on being selected as Member of the Month and for organizing two very successful events in South America. He was part of the organizing team of the first SA-SGW and of the SGx Colombia. The SGx is a new type of SGAC event and after the success of SGx Colombia we hope there will be many more around the world. This has been a great year for SGAC in South America and with members like Oscar we know that SGAC will keep growing in the region."