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 June Member of the Month: Lucie Poulet (France), NPOC of France.
Lucie Poulet (France)
Lucie Poulet holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering for Energy Production and Process from the National Polytechnique Institute of Lorraine (France) and a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University. She has participated in three analog missions, twice two weeks in the Utah Mars Desert Research Station and one NASA-funded four-month mission with the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation; she has been working with regenerative life-support systems for over six years and has worked at designing greenhouse modules for space at the Institute of Space Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Bremen. She currently works on her Doctorate Degree at the Université Blaise Pascal (France), with a focus on developping physical models to understand plant growth in reduced gravity environments.
Lucie was nominated by Emmanuelle David, NPOC of France:
“I have been french NPoC with Lucie since one year. Since this time, we achieved to start a serie of google hang out in french, to extend SGAC network within French Universities and Paris will be hosting the next European Space Generation Workshop. All this achievements would not have been possible without Lucie's Leadership, Motivation, Commitment and Network. In addition, Lucie is a true ambassador of SGAC values. She is an advocate for Space Exploration and has a great exposure in the media (TV, Newspaper, TEDX) greatly contributing to the outreach of space to the general public. Thank you Lucie for your commitment and contribution!”
Here's Lucie's reaction:
“Serving as NPoC for SGAC in France together with Emmanuelle David has been a real pleasure since a year and a half. We are pleased to see that SGAC always raises enthusiasm among French students and young professionals, with an SGAC network in France increasingly growing, and that we are now forming a team, a good team, with some very motivated French members. Today I woke up to the good surprise of being selected as member of the month and I'm very honoured to be awarded this title but above all I'm very proud to be a member of such a great global community like SGAC.”
From the SGAC Co-Chair, Ali Nasseri:
"Lucie has contributed greatly to SGAC in the one and a half years she has been with us. Not only do we have a local following in France due to her contributions, but Lucie and her team have contributed in knowledge transfer by holding regular online google hangout sessions for our French members. Lucie has also been active with our partner such as the ISU, showcasing some of her experiences in the space sector at their events. On behalf of the SGAC Executive Council, thank you Lucie for your hard work, and congratulations on this recognition!"