SMAE Student Lauren McGarry has secured a place on the 2018 Space Studies Program which is run by the International Space University (ISU). Lauren will be heading to this year's event (hosted by the Netherlands Space Office) from 25 June – 24 August 2018. Lauren is pictured above (centre) with Dr Dani Soban (left) and Prof. Brian Falzon (right) after the School provided financial support for her trip through our SWAN initiative which aims to support the advancement of gender equality through representation, progression and success for all of our staff and students.
The Space Studies Program (SSP) is a graduate level professional development program which has been offered by the International Space University (ISU) since 1988. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management and humanities to life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications.
The shared experience of an international, interactive working environment is an ideal networking forum leading to the creation of an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network comprising the program’s alumni (numbering more than 4000 to date), faculty members and visiting lecturers. Through the exchange of ideas and information this network has been successful in advancing projects in such areas as disaster warning and mitigation systems, human health enhancement using space technologies, and has even significantly contributed to the creation of a national space agency. Each year the SSP is held in a different location across the globe. Moving to a new city and country adds an exciting dynamic as well as new resources and expertise to the program.
Lauren will be graduating with an MEng Degree in Aerospace Engineering in July and will be returning to complete a PhD at the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queens in October 2018.