In 2018, SGAC decided to create a new award to recognize those who truly go above and beyond in their work for our organization. The Pioneer Award was created, and consists of a special pin with a certificate that states the accomplishments of the recipient, along with recognition on the SGAC website.
The award was named “Pioneer” since it reflects the innovative and adventurous spirit of SGAC, and the recipients are those select few who personify the values of our organization and have consistently gone above and beyond in fulfilling our mission. These space pioneers represent our “best of the best”, and are selected through a nomination process and independent review board, with a handful of SGAC members ultimately being eligible for the award.
Pioneer Awards are assessed twice a year.
Nominations are currently closed
Antonio Fowl Stark [KangSan Kim] is a South-Korean born International Business Developer and Space Policy Consultant, his expertise is in global corporate strategy and technology evaluation.
Roxy Williams is a Computer Engineering student, SGAC National Point of Contact for Nicaragua and General Coordinator for the Open Course Introduction to Space Engineering in Space Generation Advisory Council - SGAC.
Rania is a Space Engineer working on the design, verification and integration of spacecraft. She has been part of several European Space Agency projects for earth observation, planetary defense and space exploration. Among them: HERA, Biomass, Plato, JUICE etc.
Pauline Delande graduated from INSA Toulouse (Mechanical Engineering) and ISAE-Supaero (Space Systems Engineering), she is now working at CNES in Toulouse as Earth Observation Satellite Operations Engineer.
Tania Robles is a Mechanical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is co-founder and former director of the Aerospace Association of the Engineering School at UNAM. National Point of Contact of SGAC in Mexico from 2016 to 2019, and current Regional Coordinator of the NCAC region.