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Open call for the 2019 Spin Your Thesis! programme

on 23 May 2018

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting Romanian students interested in conducting experiments in the field of hypergravity to apply for the 2019 edition of the Spin Your Thesis! programme, organised by the Education Office of the European Space Agency (ESA). The deadline for submitting proposals is 25 November 2018 (00:59 Romania local time).

Spin Your Thesis! allows students to carry out experiments in hypergravity conditions at ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC). The LDC is eight metres in diameter, and so large that it is housed in its own hall at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), The Netherlands. 

The students from ESA Member or Associate States selected in the Spin Your Thesis! programme will be organised in teams of four or more members, but an active involvement of more students is desirable. Diversity is also strongly encouraged.

The students chosen to take part in the Spin Your Thesis! programme have the chance to develop important skills that enhance their academic studies and prepare them for careers in the space industry. These include transferable skills such project management, problem solving, and working in international teams.

In addition, the students are helped by experts at the LDC who provide feedback on how to optimise the experiments.

Those wishing to participate in this programme are invited to read details about how to apply here.

The submission deadline is set on 25 November 2018 (00:59 Romania local time), with experiments taking place in the fourth quarter of 2019. 

Further information is available at this link.

Image credit: ESA