20 March, 2017
One of the main missions of SGAC is to facilitate access to space conferences and workshops for students and young professionals. SGAC, in cooperation with the European GNSS Agency (GSA), organized the 2017 SGAC-GSA New Navigation Horizons Scholarship that enables the winner to attend the 6th Space Generation Fusion Forum and the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
We are excited to announce that Andreas Winther Rousing (Denmark) has been selected as the winner of this scholarship.
Andreas Winther Rousing (Denmark)
Andreas started his engineering studies at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where he completed a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics and Nanotechnology, both heavily focused on technology for space applications (Control Systems and MEMS sensor technology). In addition to these, much of his time was spent on extracurricular activities such as high-tech entrepreneurship and DTU's student satellite program. This concluded in the launch of DTUSat2, on a Russian Dnepr rocket in June 2014, implemented with the attitude determination system he single handedly designed and fabricated. Upon completion of his B.Sc degrees, he started a M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering also at DTU. In the fall of 2015 he travelled to Princeton University for a Visiting Student Research Collaborator position developing deformable mirror technology for space and ground based telescopes as well as working on the Starshade Occultor experiment led by professor N. Jeremy Kasdin at the university. In addition to his M.Sc from DTU, he will be completing a M.Eng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University this June 2017. He is passionate about science and technology and how it can advance our understanding of the universe and lead to a better future for all of humankind.
“It is an honour for me to receive the SGAC-GSA - New Navigation Horizons Scholarship and the responsibilities with which it comes. I feel privileged to be able to attend SGFF and SS and work with like-minded people on future of space.”
SGAC would like to thank GSA for their support!