SA government awards students scholarships for space studies

SA government awards students scholarships for space studies

Louis Dillon

The South Australian government has awarded five students scholarships at the International Space University’s 2019 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program at the University of South Australia.

The five-week program brings 50 students around the world professional training in key areas of knowledge for the space sector:

  • Space science and exploration;
  • Space applications and services;
  • Space security; 
  • Human spaceflight and life sciences;
  • Space systems engineering and technologies; 
  • Space policy and economics; 
  • Space business and project management; and
  • Space law and regulatory issues.

SA Premier Steven Marshall said the program provides exciting opportunities for students looking to gain valuable skills in the space industry.

“This is a great opportunity for some of our state’s brightest minds to study with the world’s leading space educators and work on important projects,” said Premier Marshall. 

“Space is growing at an unprecedented rate across South Australia and the nation and we want to encourage more young people to pursue careers in this sector."

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The program is conducted annually at the Mawson Lakes campus of UniSA and is open to Australian and international participants from all disciplines.

The five successful recipients this year are:

  • Kyle Faulkner, University of Adelaide;
  • Eamon Lawson, UniSA;
  • Dr Thi Phong-Cac Nguyen, UniSA;
  • Thien Nguyen, University of Adelaide; and
  • Max Wayne, University of Adelaide. 

“We are focused on ensuring that we can create opportunities in the space industry right here in South Australia, creating the jobs of the future and bolstering our economic prospects," Premier Marshall said.

“Our focus on entrepreneurship and technological development will ensure students like these scholarship recipients keep their skills here in South Australia and contribute to the growth of the space industry nationwide."

More information on the program can be found here.

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