SGAC is proud to present January 2024 Member of the Month!

SGAC is delighted to recognize members who are committed to its development; those who show hard labour and total dedication to the mission and purpose of the organisation. For January 2024, we are pleased to announce and congratulate Subhrajit Barua!

Meet Subhrajit Barua

Subhrajit Barua is a 2nd year PhD student in biotechnology at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a space biotechnology enthusiast working towards developing sustainable technologies for farming in space. Besides academia, he is a science communicator and content creator. Fun fact: He has provisionally discovered 3 main asteroids.

Subhrajit Barua’s role as part of the SGAC team: 

Subhrajit plays a dual role within SGAC – PR and Communications Coordinator for the Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group and Co-Lead for the Mentoring Committee. His contributions at the SSS PG span around orchestrating website revamps, launching social media campaigns, and coordinating webinars and events. Simultaneously, as the Mentoring Committee Co-Lead, Subhrajit connects mentees, organizes workshops, and actively contributes to fostering international collaborations.

Subhrajit Barua, share with us your reaction to receiving the nomination:

“I am truly honored and grateful to receive the Member of the Month award for January. This recognition motivates me to continue pushing the boundaries and making a meaningful impact in the space sector. Thank you SGAC for this acknowledgment, and I look forward to contributing even more in the future!”

What learnings have you got for those considering joining SGAC? 

“Joining SGAC has been an enriching journey, providing me with invaluable experiences and learnings. Here I’ve honed my skills in effective communication, project coordination, and leadership. Engaging with a global community has expanded my perspectives, teaching me the importance of collaboration and cultural diversity in driving space initiatives. Overall, SGAC has not only empowered me with practical skills but also fostered a sense of global camaraderie crucial for the future of space exploration.”

Would you like to share with us a special quote you feel guided by, or how would you motivate others to stay focused on their goals?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – M.K. Gandhi