New Year Lecture
Space: a platform to inspire the next generation of
Engineers, Scientists and Innovators
by Dr Norah Patten, International Space University
January 9th 2017
Venue: Physics Building Trinity College Dublin
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About the Lecture
Dr. Patten will talk about using "Space" as a platform for inspiration in education.
The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment.
ISU also serves as a neutral international forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on challenging issues related to space and space applications.
ISU programs impart critical skills essential to future space initiatives in the public and private sectors while they:
- Inspire enthusiasm
- Promote international understanding and cooperation
- Foster an interactive global network of students, teachers and alumni
- Encourage the innovative development of space for peaceful purposes: to improve life on Earth and advance humanity into space.
The International Space University is a private non-profit institution, formally recognized as an institute of higher education in France by the French Ministry of Education ( decree MENS0400386A of 27 February 2004 ). ISU is also recognized as a full member of EURASHE and is in the process of adapting its programs to the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).
It specializes in providing graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community at its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France, and at locations around the world. In its two-month Space Studies Program and one-year Masters program, ISU offers its students a unique Core Curriculum covering all disciplines related to space programs and enterprises, space science, space engineering, systems engineering, space policy and law, business and management, and space and society. Both programs also involve an intense student research Team Project providing international graduate students and young space professionals the opportunity to solve complex problems by working together in an intercultural environment.
Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 4000 students from over 100 countries. Together with hundreds of ISU faculty and lecturers from around the world, ISU alumni comprise an extremely effective network of space professionals and leaders that actively facilitates individual career growth, professional activities and international space cooperation. (credit: http://www.isunet.edu/)
About the Lecturer
Dr. Norah Patten studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick and completed her Ph.D. there. During that time, she completed professional placement at the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, USA and Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Patten has been involved with the Space Studies Program (SSP) at the International Space University since 2010 and was the Chair of the Space Management and Business Department for SSP2013. Dr. Patten has attended several space related professional development courses and ran an outreach project, in partnership with NanoRacks LLC, to get the first Irish Secondary School experiment onto the International Space Station in 2014. In the past she worked as the Communications and Outreach Manager for the Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp), based at the University of Limerick and currently works with the International Space University.
After the lecture there will be a social reception in The Lombard
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A prize draw will be held after the lecture.
|Date||Monday 9th January
Subject to change - please check back later
Physics Department , Fitzgerald Building,
Trinity College Dublin.
|Admission||€10 (€5 Astronomy Ireland members and concessions)
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