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ESA Education

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:00 +0100

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Call for applications: ESA/ELGRA Gravity Related Research Summer School 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:00 +0100


Following the success of the first ESA/ELGRA Gravity Related Research Summer School last year, ESA Education Office and the European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) have decided to repeat this fruitful collaboration and organise a second edition. Applications are now open!

European Astro Pi Challenge winners announced

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:18:00 +0100


ESA and its partners are happy to announce that 45 teams will soon have the unique opportunity to have their own experiments running in space after winning the first European Astro Pi Challenge. 

Call for applications: ESA seek high achieving students for Product Assurance and Safety training course

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:40:00 +0100


An exciting opportunity has arisen for Master and PhD students to attend an ESA training course on Product Assurance and Safety (PA&S).

Applications now open for ESA Academy’s “Standardisation Training Course”

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:22:00 +0100


When working on a cutting-edge space mission there is enough to invent and develop without ‘reinventing the wheel’. This is why ESA is part of the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS). 

Host sought for symposium on Space Educational Activities

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:49:00 +0100

ESA is searching for a university to host the second symposium on Space Educational Activities. The symposium will be held in 2018 and is expected to attract at least 200 students, educators and professors from across Europe.

Applications to ESA Teacher Workshops closing 3 April!

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +0100


This year ESA is organising two teacher  workshops dedicated to European primary and secondary school teachers. The summer edition will take place from 11 to 14 July 2017; the autumn edition from 5 to 8 October 2017. Both will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands. 

Due to the huge number of applications already received, the deadline to apply for both workshops is  now anticipated to Monday 3 April 09:00 CEST.

“Introduction to Space Law Training Course” now open for applications

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:35:00 +0100

From the smallest student CubeSat to the largest space endeavours such as the International Space Station, all space activities are regulated by space law.

Student experiments take to the skies on REXUS 21/22

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:17:00 +0100


It was more than just experiments that launched on two rockets from the Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden this week. For the students that built the experiments, it could also be the launch of their future careers.

Student opportunities for IAC 2017

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:00:00 +0100


ESA's Education Office offers European students the opportunity to attend the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). This year’s IAC will be held from 25 - 29 September in Adelaide, Australia.

Cansat 2017: location and selected teams announced!

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:57:00 +0100


ESA’s Education team is thrilled to finally announce the location and organiser of the 2017 European CanSat launch campaign: the competition will be hosted by the Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) helped by local partners, at the University of Bremen, Germany.

ESA’s new robotics training workshop for primary school teachers – applications now open

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:41:00 +0100


Upper primary school teachers from ESA Member and Associate States* are invited to apply to a new and unique training module on robotics. The deadline for submission of applications is 1 May 2017.

The workshop will take place on 29 and 30 June 2017 at ESA’s e-robotics lab, an education facility located at ESA’s  Redu centre in Belgium. During the 2-day workshop, teachers will learn how to use space robotics to explain physics and technology curricular subjects.  During the workshop they will discover and master new tools and inquiry-based practices for teaching STEM at school.

The number of available seats is limited, so hurry and send us your application!

Call for university applications - Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2017

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:03:00 +0100


ESA is now looking for universities in Member or Associate State* who would like to participate in the first ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Challenge with their students. This challenge will be organised by the ESA Education Office, in collaboration with ESA’s Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section, for September or October 2017. 

Students complete spacecraft communications training course

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:07:00 +0100


As we launch ever-more advanced spacecraft to probe our Solar System and investigate space beyond, the question of efficient and reliable communications is of paramount importance. To better prepare the next generation of engineers, from 14 to 17 February, 22 university students from 14 nations took part in the Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course 2017. 

ESA Academy’s first training course on Human Space Physiology a success

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:52:00 +0100


What’s it like to live in space? And what happens to the human body in microgravity?  Thirty-six university students from fourteen different countries discussed these important themes last week in the first training course on Human Space Physiology offered by ESA’s Education and Space Medicine Offices.

Applications now open for Alpbach Summer School

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:44:00 +0100


The Alpbach Summer School will be held from 18 to 27 July 2017, and its topic will be ‘Dust in the Universe’. University students and young graduates have until 31 March  to apply.

Zero Robotics High School Tournament comes to an exciting conclusion

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:47:00 +0100


The live finals of the 2016 Zero Robotics High School Tournament took place on the International Space Station on Friday, 27 January 2017. More than 100 students aged between 14 and 20 years old from across Europe met at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. From there, students connected to the ISS, as well as to parallel events taking place in the USA and Australia. This is the fifth time that the ISS has been turned into a gaming platform for the ultimate game of robotics.

Thank you Thomas for a great inflight call!

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:05:00 +0100


On Tuesday 24 January, teachers from Romania, Ireland, and Portugal, had the opportunity to talk with ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently living and working on the International Space Station (ISS). 

Gravity-related experiments training week comes to an end

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:21:00 +0100


Surrounded by a cold blanket of snow, 20 university students from all over Europe who were selected to participate in the Fly Your Thesis!, Drop Your Thesis! and Spin Your Thesis! programmes were given the unique opportunity to learn how to mature their experimental idea into a real project capable of delivering top quality science.

Two teams selected for Spin Your Thesis!

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:29:00 +0100


This year, ESA’s Education Office  selected two teams to bring their experiments into a right spin in the name of science. The campaign will take place from 11 to 22 September 2017 at the Large Diameter Centrifuge facility located at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Two teams selected for Drop Your Thesis! 2017

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:27:00 +0100


Two university student teams have been selected for Drop Your Thesis! 2017. These students will now work with experts from across Europe to develop their experiment and then test it at the world-class Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) in Bremen, Germany.

Selection of the Fly Your Thesis! 2017 teams

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:01:00 +0100


Six teams have been selected for an opportunity to fly their experiment during ESA Education’s Fly Your Thesis! ‘hands-on’ programme for university students. The selection was made by the Fly Your Thesis! Selection Board which is made up of members of ESA’s Education and Human Spaceflight & Robotic Exploration offices, the European Low Gravity Association (ELGRA), and Novespace.

Zero Robotics High School Tournament finals to be held at ESTEC on 27 January

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:46:00 +0100


This week the International Space Station (ISS) will be converted into a robotics gaming arena for the fifth time. More than 100 secondary school students will come to ESTEC, ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre, to participate in the live ISS finals of the Zero Robotics High School Tournament 2016, through a live link with the ISS.

Watch a live Education Inflight Call with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on 24 January

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:17:00 +0100


On Tuesday 24 January, teachers and students from Ireland, Romania, and Portugal will be connected by video connection with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, currently living and working on the International Space Station (ISS). A livestream of the event can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

2017 ESA’s Summer and Autumn workshops for teachers : Save the dates!

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:41:00 +0100


ESA is organising its 8th Summer Teachers' Workshop in the Netherlands, from 11 to 14 July 2017 and the 3rd Autumn Teachers' Workshop from 5 to 8 October 2017. 

European Astro Pi Challenge: Phase 2 update

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:36:00 +0100


On 25 November 2016, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet kicked off Phase 2 of the European Astro Pi Challenge by assigning a primary and a secondary mission to the selected teams. It’s now time for an update!

New opportunity to Fly Your Satellite!

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:14:00 +0100


Would you like the opportunity to build and test your own small satellite with the support of real space professionals? Can you imagine having the small satellite you have tirelessly worked on launched into space and being able to operate it in orbit around the Earth? Then apply to the new edition of the Fly Your Satellite! programme. Deadline for applications is 5 March 2017.

REXUS/BEXUS celebrates 10th anniversary with new experiments

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:25:00 +0100


For the tenth time in a row, students from across Europe have had an early Christmas present. Eleven teams comprising eighty students have been selected to take part in the next Swedish-German REXUS/BEXUS Programme’s high altitude balloon and rocket experiments.

Train like an astronaut!

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:34:00 +0100

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the 2017 Mission X Astronaut Ambassador, encourages participants to “train like an astronaut” by staying active and working well with others as a team player.

Education at ESA

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:46:00 +0100

A mission to inspire and engage youngsters