SGC 2011

Scholarship Opportunities

 


UN/IAF Workshop and IAC Scholarship

Deadline: 3 May, 2011


Description: Thanks to the continuous cooperation between SGAC and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA), SGAC members are being offered the opportunity to attend the 2011 UN/IAF workshop on the theme "Space for Human and Environmental Security" from 30 September to 2 October, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa. Winners will also be invited to attend SGAC's Space Generation Congress, 29 September to 1 October and the International Astronautical Congress 3-7 October taking place in Cape Town.


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Move an Asteroid Competition

Deadline: 1 July, 2011

 

Description: The Near Earth Object Working Group's annual technical paper competition offers the winner a trip to Cape Town to present the paper at both SGC and IAC. For more information on the Move an Asteroid competition, please see the NEO Working Group's project page link below.

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DLR Scholarships (3)

Deadline: 13 June, 2011

 

Description: This award will be selected by the Space Generation Congress (SGC) organisers and DLR to award up to three university students from Germany who demonstrate outstanding activity and motivation in the space sector prior to SGC and IAC.

This competition is open to all university students of German nationality and is only open to people who apply for SGC 2011.

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More information on the 2010 winners: click here

 


Peter Diamandis Scholarship

Deadline: 7 July, 2011

 

Description: This award will be selected by members of the Executive Council of SGAC to award a delegate that demonstrates outstanding activity and motivation in the space sector prior to SGC and IAC.

This competition is open to all university students and young professionals and is only open to people who apply for SGC 2011.

More information on the competition: click here

More information on the 2010 winner: click here

 


Women in Aerospace - Europe: Grants for Young Talents

Deadline: 30 June, 2011

 

Description: This award will be awarded and selected by Women in Aerospace - Europe (WIA Europe).  Two 500 EUR grants are available.  Each winner will also receive one year's membership for WIA Europe.

This competition is open to university students and young professionals (21-35 years old).  Grants may be applied towards attendance at SGC.

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Women in Aerospace - Europe: Student and Young Professional Award

Deadline: 30 June, 2011

 

Description: This award will be awarded and selected by Women in Aerospace - Europe (WIA Europe).

This competition is open to university students and young professionals (21-35 years old).  Award may be applied towards attendance at SGC.

More information on the competition: click here

 


Ade Abiodun African Space Scholarship Award

Deadline: 17 July, 2011

 

Description:  This award will be selected by members of the Executive Council of SGAC and SGC's Delegate Coordinating Team to award an African delegate that demonstrates outstanding activity in the space sector prior to SGC and motivation to build African regional space capabilities.  The award will support attendance at the African Leadership Conference, SGC, and the IAC.

This competition is open to all African university students and young professionals and is only open to people who apply for SGC 2011.

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NASRDA/ARCSSTE-E/SGAC Scholarships (2)

Deadline: 29 July, 2011

 

Description:  This award will be selected by a panel of judges with representatives from NASRDA, ARCSSTE-E, and SGAC.  Scholarships will be given to two individuals that demonstrate outstanding activity in the space sector prior to SGC and motivation to build Nigerian regional space capabilities.  The award will support attendance at the African Leadership Conference, SGC, and the IAC.

This competition is open to all Nigerian resident nationals that are university students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35.  Staff of NASRDA are not elligible.  The scholarship is only open to people who apply for SGC 2011.

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Satellite Futures Scholarships from Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) (3)

Deadline: 4 August, 2011

 

Description:  Scholarships will be given to three individuals that demonstrate outstanding activity and work in the space sector prior to SGC particularly related to satellites and motivation to develop satellite capabilities as part of their future careers.  The award will support attendance to SGC.

This competition is open to all university students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35. The scholarship is only open to people who apply for SGC 2011.

More information on the competition: click here

 


 

SGAC Australia Scholarship (3)

Deadline: Closed

 

Description: Scholarships will be given to three individuals that demonstrate outstanding activity and work in the space sector prior to SGC and to those who write the best essay on the future of the space sector in Australia. The award will support attendance to SGC.

This competition is open to all university students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35. The scholarship is only open to people who attended the Aerospace Futures conference in Australia in July 2011.

 


 

OHB-SGAC Scholarship

Deadline: 24 August, 2011

 

Description: Scholarships will be given to three individuals that demonstrate outstanding activity and work in the space sector prior to SGC.  Applicants must also submit an essay that describes an innovative mission to the moon; "innovative" may describe a technical aspect of the mission (such as the propulsion system or scientific purpose) or a non-technical aspect (such as multi-lateral, international partnerships or funding methods) The award will support attendance to SGC.

This competition is open to all university students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35. The scholarship is only open to people who applied for SGC 2011 by the July 15 deadline.

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More opportunities will be posted between now and the Space Generation Congress...please check back often!

 

 

SGC 2011 Working Session Topics

 

One of the primary components of the Space Generation Congress is the working group sessions. Each delegate is assigned into one of five groups. The groups in the break-out sessions discuss a pertinent space topic in one of the five themes: Industry, Agency, Society, Exploration, and Outreach. Subject matter experts from the field will join these working groups to support them with knowledge to make the group discussions more fruitful. The preliminary conclusions of each group are presented to the rest of the delegates on the last afternoon of SGC and the final conclusions are written into reports that are presented at the International Astronautical Congress, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and other conferences around the world in the year following the Congress. For last year's report, please see here.

When you apply for the 10th Annual Space Generation Congres, be sure to review this page to choose your working group preferences.

Space Generation Congress 2011 Topics and Group Subject Matter Experts

IndustryThe Political and Technological Challenges of Space Debris and Its Mitigation


The proliferation of space debris and the increased possibilities of collision and interference raise concerns about the long-term sustainability of space activities, particularly in the Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary Earth Orbit environments. It is vital that we act now to keep space clean, safe and useable for future generations. This group will review the key issues surrounding space debris (What has contributed to it being such an important topic today? What are the political implications?) as well as discuss possible steps to debris mitigation.

Industry Subject Matter Expert: Minoo Rathnasabapathy

Co-lead SGAC Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Group

Minoo completed her degree in Aerospace Engineering with Honours at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. During her studies, she completed an internship in Germany, where she was working on structural design improvements for the Ariane 5 launch system. Minoo is currently a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering. Her doctoral research investigates the impact dynamics of novel materials used in aerospace structures. Minoo’s past research experience includes the analysis of hypervelocity impact dynamics on spacecraft due to space debris. She is Co-lead of the SGAC Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Working Group.

Industry Subject Matter Expert: Chijioke Cj Nwosa

Co-lead SGAC Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Group

Chijioke Cj Nwosa is completing his Masters programme in Space Science and Technology at the University of Cape town/South African Astronomical Observatory. He holds a Honours degree in Astrophysics and Space Science from the University of Nigeria. Cj is currently assessing SumbandilaSat's (South Africa's national satellite) in-orbit risks from space debris and space weather. Generally, his research interests include spacecraft-environment interactions, and preservation of the near-Earth space environment. He has been involved in payload design, sounding rocket campaigns, planetary and gravity waves projects (using the radars at Antarctica), and space related outreach programmes in South Africa. He is a Co-lead for SGAC's Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Working Group.
 

 

 

Agency Radio Frequency Spectra and Satellites: The Technological, Logistical and Political Impllications of Regulation


While there are several bodies at the international and State level at work to try to regulate radio frequency spectra, the issue remains a technologically, logistically, and politically complicated manner. Limitted spectra make allocation questions tricky. SGC delegates will examine and discuss many of these issues to make recommendations on how to further develop the regulation of integral telecommunication technology in space.

Agency Subject Matter Expert: Stephanie Wan

NASA SCaN Technology Policy Specialist

biopic_stephanieStephanie Wan is a contractor working at NASA HQ's Office of Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) as a Technology Policy Specialist. She recently received her Master's degree from the George Washington University Space Policy Institute and a Bachelor's at the American University. She attended the 2008 International Space University Space Studies Program, in Barcelona, Spain. She has been active in the Space Generation Advisory Council since 2008, leading the Youth for GNSS (YGNSS) project, and activities in the North American region. Her areas of focus are in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), small satellites, and international space cooperation.

 

 

 

Society Integrating Space Technology into Society: Overcoming Societal, Political, Economic, and Logistical Roadblocks


Space applications for terrestrial uses are receiving increased attention in the space sector. As space has developed beyond pure exploration and military usages, the potential terrestrial usages have become increasingly beneficial and widespread. This said, space technologies have barely begun to reach its full potential of success because the space sector faces challenges in integrating its technologies into society. SGC delegates will discuss the difficulties as well as potential ways to facilitate the integration.

 

Society Subject Matter Expert: Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

Space Policy Consultant for the Secure World Foundation

Aga_Board Agnieszka Lukaszczyk is the former SGAC Chairperson. From 2006 until 2009 she held the Executive Officer position at SGAC. She is also a space policy consultant for Secure World Foundation. A Polish/American national, Agnieszka is based in Vienna working on the European space policy and United Nations (UN) civil space activities covering the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and working closely with the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs (OOSA). In addition, during the period of September 2006 to June 2008, Agnieszka worked at the European Space Policy Institute. Agnieszka also serves as the the Vice President - Operations for the World Space Week. She holds a Masters degree from the American University School of International Service in International Politics and a Bachelor degree in Political Science form the University of Tennessee. She also studied at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium; the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and the World Trade Institute in Berne, Switzerland. She gained professional experience at the Political Section of the Polish Embassy in Washington DC, American Electronics Association in Brussels, European Department of the Polish Senate in Warsaw and the Warsaw Business Journal.

 

Exploration Robotic Exploration in Today's Evolving Global Space Sector


Space exploration sits at an important point in history. As the world’s space sector chooses its direction, what role will exploration play? Many in the public worry about the costs of exploration, in particular manned exploration as this is what sticks out in the public’s mind. Yet, one way to address continuing exploration and reducing the price is through robotic exploration. Delegates explore the pro’s and con’s of robotic exploration as well as its role in space exploration as a whole.

Exploration Subject Matter Expert: Andreas Hornig

Student, University of Stuttgart
 
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Andreas Hornig is an aerospace engineering student with specialisations in Space Systems and Space Applications at the University of Stuttgart. Prior to this, he graduated with a Diploma (FH) in mechanical engineering with specialisation in aerospace engineering from University of Applied Sciences Bremen. His diploma thesis focused on an optimisation method for ascent trajectories of multistage launch-vehicles. During this time, also he did an internship at Daimler Chrysler Bremen in the planning and assembly department and a student research project at machtWissen about numerical modeling (CFD) and research of solar-thermal power trough fields. As a post-graduate engineer, he also worked for worked at machtWissen. In Stuttgart, he started the young academics group, Constellation, to develop a distributed super-computing platform for research in various aerospace related sciences and engineering. Andreas also contributes as a working student at Astos Solutions where he is looking into on launch-window analyses.

 

 

 

 

 

Outreach Space for Developing Regions: The African Case Study


 

Space-based technology for telecommunication, tele-health, tele-education, crop monitoring, and disaster management can be used to help bridge the developed-developing country gap faster than before. To optimise these technologies, what needs to be achieved? From outreach to the public, to developing proper policies, to developing solid countries’ educational base, there are several steps. With special consideration for this year’s SGC location in Africa, this Outreach group will examine both the benefits from space for developing countries as well as the necessary steps to implement space technologies into the societies of developing countries.

Outreach Subject Matter Expert: Brad Inggs

Managing Director of the African Space Institute

bradprofilepicBrad Inggs is the co-founder and Managing Director of the African Space Institute, an innovative nonprofit that creates space awareness, knowledge generation and space development in the African space sector. He oversees the day to day and strategic operations of the ASI. Inggs has a diverse background in the technical and business fields from space communications, tracking, management, skills generation through to marketing and development. He is also the CEO of Orbital Horizon, the continents first space tourism agency and recently also became the Vice-President of ISDAC, the International Space Development Authority Corporation for the African region. Inggs is a key driver in a number of innovative outreach projects and is constantly seeking opportunities and collaborations to make Africa a leader in space internationally and beyond.

Delegate Information

This page shall give you some useful information concerning the Space Generation Congress, in order to facilitate your planning and to encourage your participation.

You can be sure: it will be worth it!

  • How do I secure my spot at SGC 2012?
  • What does it cost?
  • How do I pay for my registration?
  • What do I need to know about SGC 2012?
  • Where and how can I connect to other delegates and the organisers?
  • What else should I know about Italy?

 

How do I secure my spot at SGC 2012?

Step 1: You visit the SGC homepage and apply online

Step 2: SGAC reviews your application for approval/denial

Step 3: If your application is approved, pay the full registration cost -- only the first 130 people to pay their registration fees in full will attend SGC 2012

Admissions are rolling. This means applications are reviewed as they come in. The sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be reviewed for approval, the sooner you can secure your SGC spot by paying the registration costs, and the sooner you can make your travel arrangements!

Space Generation Congress attendance is limited to 130 people, so only the most motivated applicants will attend.

For information on the registration costs please see below. Preferred payment is via bank transfer but Paypal is also available; please see below for bank details. If, for any reason, you require further assistance or confirmation, please let us know: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。. Please note that the full registration cost is non-refundable.

 

What does it cost?

SGC Delegate (Full-time student): 80€ for early bird registration (8 July). 130€ for late registration (23 July).

SGC Delegate (Young Professional): 110€ for early bird registration (July 8). 150€ for late registration (23 July).

 

How do I pay for my registration?

SGC registration is completed when the payment is done. There are only 130 spots available, and they are first come, first served based on when payment has been received. Also, these spots are only open to people who had applied by the July 23 deadline. Bank transfer is the preferred.  All registration fees are non-refundable.

Admissions closed.

What do I need to know about SGC 2012?

You can find a link to the preliminary timetable of SGC events here. More info on the specific working group topics can be found here.

You should plan to arrive in Naples on the 26 September, when we will have an optional welcome evening for all delegates and staff prior to the actual meeting days of 27 - 29 September.

The dress code for SGC is business casual, however the dress code is formal business clothing or your local national costume for the final closing dinner. For those attending IAC, formal business clothing is mostly expected at IAC day and evening events.

There is no specific packing list, but here are some things you might want to take:

  • Passport and Tourist VISA (if required)
  • A laptop computer for SGC work (if you have one)
  • An electrical adapter to change voltage or shape connector for any appliances brought overseas. Voltage is 220 and 50 Hz.
  • Modest summer clothing. A mix between summer weather outside and AC inside all the buildings.
  • Naples guide book
  • Notebook
  • Business cards

And some recommendations:

  • Naples is not an unsafe city, but it is recommended to take care of your belongings and don’t trust unknown people, or especially people selling things in the street.
  • There are some areas which are also not recommended to walk during night, so be aware of your surroundings.  It is recommended that you walk in groups.

 

Where and how can I connect to other delegates and the organisers?

Explicitly for the purposes of introducing yourself to other delegates, discussing SGC organisation and work group planning, and exchanging information on travel planning, an SGC Facebook page have been created. Simply go to here.

Please check these forums together with the SGC website regularly for latest news and updates.

 

What else should I know about Italy?

SGAC has prepared an overall summary of things to know about Italy, so please check this on the Practical Information and Culture, Language and Insider Tips pages.

SGC 2011 Staff Team

 

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Michael is the current Chair of SGAC. He lives in Brisbane, Australia where he works as a consulting systems engineer on a range of projects including the HIFiRE hypersonics research program and Antarctic Broadband satellite program. He has a degree in Aerospace Avionics Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia and is currently studying an Executive Masters of Business in Project Management also at QUT.

Michael was a delegate at SGS 2002 in Houston, Sponsorship Manager for SGC 2005 in Fukuoka, moderated a group at SGC 2009 in Deajeon, and was SGAC’s Treasurer for four years. He has been actively involved in the Australian space community for many years assisting the Australian Youth Aerospace Association, Royal Aeronautical Society, Aerospace Futures conference and National Space Society.

Co-Chair: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Georgia)

Catherina_Doldirina_newCatherine Doldirina has recently submitted her PhD thesis at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University. She has been conducting legal research relating to space activities since 2005. Her expertise lies in the field of intellectual property law and her current research relates to the legal status of remote sensing data. She has lectured on European competition law, European copyright law and space law at the University of Bremen and at the European Humanities University (Lithuania). She has also tutored at the European Space Law Centre summer school on space law and policy. Her professional experience was gained as legal assistant to specialist copyright lawyers (Bremen). She successfully completed an internship at the European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, drafting the study “Case for Space” during this time. She authors work on other aspects of space law, is engaged in the research activities at the Institute of Air and Space Law (e.g., the Space Security Index) and is a member of the International Institute of Space Law. In 2009, she was awarded the Diderick Verschoor award and prize for the best paper by a young author for the Colloquium on Space Law of the International Institute of Space Law. Catherine has been involved with SGAC for several years as the SGAC’s National Point of Contact for Georgia and the Project Coordinator for the 2010 Space Generation Congress.

Executive Director and Congress Manager: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (USA/France)

editSMALL_Ariane_Cornell_Executive_Director_AustriaAriane Cornell is currently the Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications (SGAC). Ariane’s interest in aerospace started at a young age: she earned her pilot’s license at the age of 17 and spent many of her early internships at NASA Ames Research Center. She attended Stanford University where she earned her Bachelor of Science with Honors in Science, Technology, and Society with a focus in Management Science and Engineering. Her honors thesis was entitled, “Sino-American Relations in Space: Cooperation, Competition, or Coopetition?” Following her studies, she worked in management consulting, first with Accenture based in San Francisco and then with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC. With Accenture, she has lived and worked on IT projects in the Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, and the US. With Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant in the Aerospace and Defense commercial consulting group, she helped develop strategies and solve operational issues for executives of the world’s top aerospace and defense companies.  She has been SGC Congress Manager since 2009.

Logistics Lead Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (South Africa)

editSMALL_Minoo_NPOC_SouthAfricaMinoo is currently a PhD candidate in aerospace engineering, as well as SGAC National Point of Contact for South Africa and Co-Lead of the SGAC Space Safety and Sustainability Working Group. As SGAC National Point of Contact for South Africa, Minoo hopes to be an inspiring role model to young South Africans who endeavour to be part of the future global space community. Her involvement in outreach projects such as Space School Africa aim to create awareness through education, in order to engage young South Africans in space science and technology.

 

Logistics Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (USA)

P_Harris_editPhilip Harris is a flight planner and international operations engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center. As part of his responsibilities, Harris works with NASA’s domestic and international partners in developing planning and operations products for the International Space Station (ISS) program. Other current work assignments include ISSLive!, a project designed to extend ISS planning and telemetry data to the public. Harris joined NASA in 2007 as a cooperative education student at the Dryden Flight Research Center in California, where he developed business products for the Western Aeronautical Test Range. Harris transferred to the Johnson Space Center in August 2007, and worked in the information technology, astronaut training, ISS on-board data systems, and international operations groups throughout his cooperative education terms. Harris graduated from the University of Denver in August 2010and joined NASA full-time in September 2010.

Logistics Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Turkey)

editSMALL_H_Tugca_Sener_Translator_TurkishTuğça Şener Şatır is a PhD student at Queen's University of Belfast and a research student at Armagh Observatory since October 2010. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Ankara University - Astronomy and Space Sciences Department and Master's Degree from Erciyes University. During her bachelor's studies, she performed many observations of binary stars and variable stars. She had also been in Bonn at Argelander Institue fur Radioastronomy for two years. In 2010, when she first joined to SGAC team, she served as Turkish translator and subsequently she has been named National Point of Contact for Turkey. She is a member of Turkish Astronomical Society and Royal Astronomical Society. Apart from the academic side of space, she also enjoys meteor observations and taking astrophotographs.

Project Lead Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (India)

joyetta_chatterjee_RC_AsiapacJoyeeta Chatterjee is the SGAC Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator. She has recently graduated from Gujarat National Law University, India. Her area of interest is space law and policy, particularly the legal regime governing commercialisation and privatisation of space activities. Apart from being the only Indian to be admitted to the ESA-ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy 2010, she has also represented her University in the Asia-Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition 2008 and has had an internship stint at the Indian Space Research Organisation headquarter. She has presented several research papers at various national and international conferences including the International Astronautical Congress 2010. She has successfully completed the ISU Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program held at the University of South Australia, Adelaide with full scholarship and a summer programme on public international law at the Xiamen Academy of International Law, China. She has applied for Master’s programme in Air & Space Law and has been admitted at McGill University as well as Leiden University.

Project Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Uruguay)

editSMALL_Victoria_Alonsoperez_NPoC_UruguayVictoria was born and raised in Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay, where she is a senior electrical engineering student at the Universidad de la Republica. Throughout her life, her biggest passion has always been space. It started at the age of four years, and since then she always tried to become involved in as many aerospace activities as she could. In 2009, Victoria was awarded with the IAF Youth Grant that enabled her to participate on the UN/IAF Workshop, the IAC and the Space Generation Congress. After that she became very excited about the work done at SGAC and some months later she became SGAC National Point of Contact of Uruguay.  In 2010, Victoria presented a project at NIA's forum RASC-AL with a group of friends from Uruguay and later that year also presented a paper at the IAC on Uruguay's aerospace activities. Also in 2010, she was project co-coordinator of SGC Prague which was an amazing experience for her. Currently, Uruguay is giving its first steps on the practice of aerospace engineering by building the first Uruguayan cubesat and Victoria is in charge of building the attitude determination system with two friends.

Project Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (USA)

Becker_Kate_editKate Becker is a masters student at the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. Kate holds a BA in physics and mathematical sciences from Bethel College, Kansas, and an MA in Theology and Ethics from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Indiana. She previously worked at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in space science education, serving as Camp Programs Manager for the Future Astronaut Training Program. Kate is currently the staff assistant at the Space Policy Institute.

 


Delegate Lead Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Poland)

editSMALL_Beata_SzczepaniakBeata Mäihäniemi is a PhD student in business law at the University of Helsinki. With degrees in Administration, specialising in Finance and Economy she is currently writing her doctoral thesis on antitrust issues; however, she is also interested in space policy and law. Beata has been an active Member of SGAC Communications and PR team since February 2010 and was awarded with the SGAC Young Leader Scholarship to attend the SGC 2010 in Prague. She has been a co-author of one of the reports from the SGC 2010 (Industry group) as well as of the article on space industry which will be presented during this year’s IAC.

 

Delegate Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Australia)

Crystal_forrester_editCrystal Forrester graduated from a double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) with honors and Bachelor of Science (Physics) at the University of Adelaide in 2009. In 2011, she attended the International Space University's first Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program where she was chair of the Team White Paper Project, and is currently completing the Graduate Certificate in Space Studies at the University of South Australia. Crystal is currently working as a helicopter structural integrity engineer in Melbourne, Australia, and is the Events Manager for the Royal Aeronautical Society – Melbourne Branch. Crystal has a passion for space activities and technologies and is working towards developing a unified Australian Space Industry and building Australia's role in the international space community. She has been involved with numerous conferences as volunteer staff, committee or reviewer including Australian Space Development Conferences, APRSAF 2010 and the Australian International Aerospace Congress. She attended the SGC in 2008 and presented the paper “Space for Humanity” at the IAC that year.

Delegate Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。(USA/China)

editSMALL_Elizabeth_TangElizabeth was the Logistics Co-Coordinator for SGC 2010, and is honored to be the Delegate Co-Coordinator for SGC 2011 this year. Elizabeth has always been passionate about space, which motivated her to study aerospace engineering in Georgia Institute of Technology. During her undergraduate years in Georgia Tech, Elizabeth was actively involved in many campus activities such as the Outreach Officer of Mars Society at Georgia Tech and the President of Sigma Gamma Tau – Aerospace Engineering Honor Society Georgia Tech Chapter. She was also selected to be a part of the Mars Desert Research Station Georgia Tech Crews in 2006 and 2007. Her undergraduate research in policy model for space economy infrastructure was presented at the 56th International Astronautical Congress in 2005 and was then published in Acta Astronautica in 2007. Her current graduate research areas are aircraft manufacturing-influenced designs, composite manufacturing and supply chain network modeling. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory at Georgia Tech. She speaks fluent English and Mandarin Chinese, and is learning Japanese. With her multi-cultural and technical background, Elizabeth hopes to contribute to the future international collaborations in space commercialization and development. In her leisure time, Elizabeth loves to learn about the inspiring new developments in commercial space sector. She also enjoys volunteering work, traveling, drawing, reading, and occasional cross-stitching projects.

Communications Lead Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Canada/Iran)

edit_farnaz_ghadakiFarnaz Ghadaki is an executive marketing professional, and currently serves on the board of directors at the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA). Farnaz has held multi-disciplinary roles in a variety of industries including space, telecommunications, wireless, and electronic manufacturing. Her expertise include strategic marketing, product lifecycle management, business development, event management, and public relations. Farnaz has been instrumental in organising, hosting, and promoting many events including the largest one-day space symposium in Canada with over 1,000 attendees annually. She is a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council and served as delegate at SGC2010. Farnaz is in a masters-level studies program at the International Space University (ISU), holds certificates in Project Management as well as Entrepreneurship & Small Business, and a BASc in Computer Engineering.

Communications Lead Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Romania)

editSMALL_Oana_Sandu_PROana is working as Community Coordinator for the education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). She is responsible for the promotion of outreach products or events and the social media presence of both ESO and ESA/Hubble. With a degree in Communication and Public Relations and a Masters Degree in Marketing, she worked for two years in a leading PR agency from Eastern Europe. As a volunteer, she has been involved with SGAC and enjoying being a member of the Space Generation since 2009. She was also involved in projects such as Global Astronomy Month and World Space Week. She keeps a blog on astronomy communication at www.astronomycommunication.wordpress.com. To get in touch with Oana you can connect on Twitter (twitter.com/oanasandu) or Facebook (facebook.com/oana.sandu).

Communications Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Argentina)

julio_aprea_editJulio is a Argentine-Spanish who was born and raised near Buenos Aires. He attended the University of La Plata where he earned his Industrial Engineering Degree. He also attended the International Space University where he earned a Master of Science in Space Studies. Following his studies, he worked in software project management with Techint based in Buenos Aires. He then started working in space project management for the European Space Agency as project controller in 2005. As project controller, Julio participated in projects like ADM-Aeolus and Cryosat, successfully launched last year from Baikonur. Currently he is part of the Ariane 5 Programme team. Julio has in the past been the Regional Coordinator of SGAC for South America.

Communications Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Austria)

editSMALL_VaskoChris_InternChristopher was born in Vienna, Austria. He completed his undergraduate education in physics at the Vienna University of Technology, which brought him in contact with the topic of space and space research from a scientific perspective. During his undergrad course he joined the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF) as volunteer. He participated as engineer in various national projects such as a simulated mission to Mars using the Mars Desert Research Facilities in the United States, assisted in developing and constructing a remote controlled rover and a stratospheric balloon. In 2007 Christopher won a scholarship for the ESA Summerschool Alpbach program, where he was choosen to represent his team and their mission project. Their mission concept won an award as "Young Lunar Scientist Project" later that year at the International Lunar Conference 2007. In 2009, he worked as an intern in a privately held Austrian company, developing a novel plasma engine for space applications. Christopher is currently doing his PhD in applied physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Christopher joined SGAC as an intern in the Vienna office and remained active as one of the SGAC web editors. He was recently approved as National Point of Contact for Austria.

Local Team - Organising Lead Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (South Africa)

PierreVanHerden_NPOC_SAPierre van Heerden completed his BSc. in physics and applied mathematics at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (2005-2008). During 2007, Pierre studied at the Universitaet Osnabrueck, Germany as part of an exchange programme. In 2009, Pierre received a BSc. Honours from the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP). The NASSP is a collaboration of various South African institutions providing tertiary education in astrophysics and space science and is based at the University of Cape Town. As part of the BSc. Hons. degree, he worked with the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) to measure the rotation periods of a number of rapidly oscillating, chemically peculiar A-type stars. Pierre is currently doing research for his NASSP MSc., which is concerned with refurbishing and commisioning one of the SAAO's automated telescopes. In particular, Pierre will be working on the telescope's software. In future, Pierre plans to get more involved in the space sector - more specifically, he is interested in monitoring and searching for variable stars and extra-solar planets, unmanned exploration and alternative propulsion.

Local Team - Organising Co-Coordinator and IAC Booth Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Nigeria)

cjChijioke Cj Nwosa is completing his Masters programme in Space Science and Technology at the University of Cape town/South African Astronomical Observatory. He holds a Honours degree in Astrophysics and Space Science from the University of Nigeria. Cj is currently assessing SumbandilaSat's (South Africa's national satellite) in-orbit risks from space debris and space weather. Generally, his research interests include spacecraft-environment interactions, and preservation of the near-Earth space environment. He has been involved in payload design, sounding rocket campaigns, planetary and gravity waves projects (using the radars at Antarctica), and space related outreach programmes in South Africa. He is a Co-lead for SGAC's Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Working Group.

Local Team - Organising Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (Ghana)

michael_afful_editMichael Afful is currently a graduate student at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Thereafter, he completed other degree with Honours in Astrophysics and Space Science through the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) in University of Cape Town. His current research involves satellite orbit design and decay analysis. Michael first came across SGAC in 2010 when he attended the IAA/ NASDRA symposium in Nigeria. During that symposium, he had a chance to meet and become inspired by some of the incredible members of the IAA. Since then, Michael always wanted to be part of SGAC. He sees SGAC as a unique platform to share ideas with like-minded space enthusiasts which brings to the forefront strong global collaborations that are required in an evolving space industry. It is his aim to eventually form a space research group at his institution and to introduce graduate and undergraduate courses in space science and technology in his department. Further, he wants to work towards a space agency in Ghana. Michael is currently the NPoC for Ghana and a fan of soccer. He is proud to be part of SGAC.

Local Team - Organising Co-Coordinator: 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。 (South Africa)

dayne_kemp_editDayne Kemp is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa studying towards an electrical engineering degree. On completion of this he would like to specialize in control engineering in order to enter the space industry professionally. Dayne is the founder and chairperson of the first student chapter of the South African Space Association (SASA) at UCT. The student chapter serves as a forum for information exchange between students and professionals. The chapter also has a keen interest in experimental rocketry and focuses lots of their attention on this. Dayne has also been working on a project at the South African Astronomical Observatory which involves the structural and electrical integration of a rocket motor test stand which will be used to characterize various rocket motors and fuel types.

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H. Tuğça Şener Şatır is a PhD student at Queen's University of Belfast and a research student at Armagh Observatory since October 2010. She had her Bachelor's Degree from Ankara University - Astronomy and Space Sciences Department and Master's Degree from Erciyes University. During her Bachelor's she performed many observations of binary stars and variable stars. She had also been in Bonn at Argelander Institue fur Radioastronomy for two years.  In 2010 when she first joined to SGAC team, she served as Turkish translator and afterwards she has been National Point of Contact for Turkey. She is a member of Turkish Astronomical Society and Royal Astronomical Society. Apart from the academic side of space she also enjoys meteor observations and taking astrophotographs.

SGC Team Roles Descriptions

 

SGAC  looks for a fun team of motivated, self-starters to organise the Space Generation Congress! A Congress of this calibre takes the dedication of select volunteers. Benefits for all of these positions include developing invaluable project management and leadership experience, working with an international team, and reduced SGC fees. All positions are volunteer positions and are open to everybody in the SGAC network.

 

Descriptions of the roles:

 

Logistics Co-Coordinator (2 positions)

This position is responsible for directing and coordinating the efforts of the Naples-based Venues, Social, Logistics and Accommodation roles.

Tasks include:

  • Liaising with other section coordinators as well as International Astronautical Congress (IAC) local organising committee members
  • Coordinating extensively operations during the Congress

This role requires somebody who is highly organised, responsible, and responsive, as well as somebody with strong project management skills; this role reports to the Executive Office and Congress Manager.

 

Project Co-Coordinators (2 positions)

This role develops and manages the five SGC projects.

Tasks include:

  • Finding individual project leads and coordinating with them for each project
  • Working in consultation with the Congress Manager and the project sponsors on developing the five working group topics
  • Working with Delegate Coordinators to develop the workgroups and prepare delegates before the Congress for the working group sessions
  • Working during the Congress to coordinate project work and to ensure work groups are on task
  • Working with the IAC and the LOC to make sure projects are properly represented and carried out at the IAC sessions assigned to them
  • Following up with and supporting project groups regarding SGC final reports including coordinating and some report editing

This role reports to the Congress Manager and works with the main SGAC Project Coordinator.

 

Delegate Co-Coordinator (2 positions)

This role works with the attendees through all of the stages: applications, delegate selection, delegate coordinating and informing prior to Congress, and delegate payment

Tasks include:

  • Coordinating all contact with delegates, potential and actual
  • Supporting the selection of delegates
  • Creating, in liaison with other section heads, the Delegate Handbook with all information regarding the Congress
  • Acting as single point of contact for delegates on issues/questions

The roles report to the Congress Manager.

 

SGC Communications Director (1 position)

This role requires managing the Congress public relations and advertising internationally and in Italy while working very closely with the SGAC Public Relations (PR) and Communication Team and Local Communications Lead.

Tasks include:

  • Coordinating media relations and advertising before, during, and after the Congress
  • Writing press releases
  • Liaising with IAC and other organisations on promotion
  • Developing brochures and potential sponsor packs for SGC

This role reports to the Congress Manager and the SGAC PR and Communications Lead.

SGC Venue and Accommodation

Venue

The venue for the 10th Annual Space Generation Congress has changed to allow for more delegates! The new venue will be the Cape Town Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre.

Situated in the hub of Cape Town’s Central Business District, this 4-star distinguished hotel is ideally positioned, making tourist attractions like the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Kirstenbosch Gardens easily accessible.

Other points of interest situated in close proximity include:

  • The Tulip Hotel, SGAC's main accommodation hotel, is an 8min walk away
  • The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) (IAC 2011 Venue) which is a mere 5min drive or 20min walk away

Cape Town Lodge Hotel offers 119 spacious and luxurious rooms and suites with grand views of Table Mountain , Signal Hill, Cape Town Harbour and the City, each with a subtle combination of modern sophistication and old-fashioned warmth.

Address: 101 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Tel: +27 21 422 0030

 

 

Accommodation

SGAC has secured two affordable accommodations for our SGC delegates at the Tulip Hotel and Conference Center and at the venue itself, the Cape Town Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre. The two hotels are a short 8min walk from each other. The Tulip Hotel is a 10min walk to the International Astronautical Congress's venue, the Cape Town International Convention Center. The Cape Town Lodge Hotel is a 20min walk to the IAC venue. Details on the SGAC deals are below. If you are interested in other accommodation, we recommend using the International Astronautical Congress's accommodation website.

Important notes on accommodation:

  • This SGAC deal is only available for a limited amount of rooms a so do not wait to reserve your room
  • Please read carefully all details about deposits and refunds
  • All SGC delegates are responsible for settling booking and all costs of the accommodation directly with the hotels
  • If you are interested in sharing a room with another delegate, please contact the Crystal Forrester at 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。

 

SGC's Central Hotels' Contact Information (see below for special rates and terms):

Tulip Hotel and Conference Center Cape Town Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre
Corner Strand and Bree Streets
Cape Town, 8001
101 Buitengracht Street
Cape Town, 8001
Tel: +27 (0)21 423 5116
Fax: +27 (0)21 424 2720
Tel: +27 21 422 0030
Fax: +27 21 422 0090

 

Special SGAC Rate Details Tulip Hotel and Conference Center:

  • Per person sharing double room rate: 300 ZAR per night per person including breakfast
  • Single room rate: 500 ZAR per night including breakfast
  • These rates are available for the dates of September 28 through October 7, 2011
  • A minimum of 50% non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee your booking
  • This deposit has to be made no later than 07 September 2011. The balance has to be paid prior to or on arrival. Deposits can be made by Credit Card or Bank Deposits (EFT). Please indicate method of payment when booking is made.
  • Tulip Hotel Banking Details:

    Name of Bank: Standard Bank
    Name of Branch: Thibault Square
    Branch Code: 02 09 09
    Account Number: 2709 553 99
    Account Name: Leisure Hotel Holdings t/a The Tulip Hotel
    Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ
  • Refunds will not be considered
  • The booking codes to access the terms of this agreement are:

For SGC: SGC/TULIP 2011

For IAC: IAC/TULIP 2011

 

Special SGAC Rate Details Cape Town Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre:

  • Per person sharing double room rate: 445 ZAR per night per person including breakfast
  • Single room rate: 790 ZAR per night including breakfast
  • These rates are available for the dates of September 28 through October 7, 2011
  • Please book your room directly with the hotel and ask for the special SGAC rate with reference number #SGC1
  • Full payment required at time of booking

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