Przemiany MłodychLecture and discussion

Przemiany Młodych is an all-day event prepared in cooperation with the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) intended for teachers and high-school students, focused on professions of the future.

The event will open with a lecture of Alana Bartolini. She is an ESA’s expert in STEM education, who will talk about the most sought-after university faculties in the space industry. We will hear what skills (other than technical) are required to implement international huge-budget projects.

The discussion panel afterwards will comprise students – finalists of Remote Mars Yard competition – winners of the 2nd and 3rd edition of the Remote Mars Yard: Marsjanusze, Solar Squat and CanSat competition – winners of the 3rd prize in the European finals CANpernicus – celebrating successes related to their space-themed international engineering and scientific projects. Also students from Częstochowa University – PCz RoverTeam – winners of the 3rd prize at the University Rover Challenge 2017.

After the discussion panel we invite you to take part in our openlab experiments focused on soil research and drawing (astro)biological conclusions on their basis.

You will also have a chance to see a Martian rover made by students and talk to the team’s members about the challenges they (and their robot) have to face during international competitions. 

The ReMY Competition is organised by ESERO and ABM Space. It offers young people a chance to present their creativity and deepen their knowledge about conquering space on various fields: beginning with astronautics and astrobiology, through geology and space engineering, to interplanetary voyages. The participants’ task was to create a team of researchers and engineers, who would take part in the simulation of landing on Mars.

CanSat is an international competition, which encourages students to single-handedly construct mini-satellites and conduct scientific research with their use.

PCz RoverTeam – winners of the 3rd prize at the University Rover Challenge 2017 – The team won with their robot Modernity the 3rd prize during the prestigious competition, which was organised in the analog Martian habitat in the Mars Desert Research Station, on the desert in Utah. During the competition, the team fantastically managed to perform tasks ordered by the jury, i.e. mechanical operation of the research station equipment, autonomous driving, and scientific analysis of sampled soil.

Alana Bartolini is a STEM Didactics Expert in ESA’s Education Office. She earned a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences  at McMaster University (2012), and an MSc in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto (2015). She has worked as a research scientist at NASA Ames, investigating the long-term effects of spaceflight on bone remodelling in mice, as well as, in the field of science literacy and outreach. In her current role at ESA, she develops educational programmes for ISS missions and didactic materials for classrooms. She is an alumni of the NASA Academy (2012/13) and ISU SSP 2014.

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Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

When and where?

15 September 2017,
10 a.m. – noon

Registration for the event will begin soon