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Open Call For the 2021 Spin Your Thesis! Programme

on 12 June 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting Romanian students interested in conducting experiments in the field of hypergravity to apply for the 2021 edition of the Spin Your Thesis! programme, organised by the Education Office of the European Space Agency (ESA). The deadline for submitting proposals is 16 November 2020, 0:59 Romanian 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 student teams 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 as 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.

Further information is available at this link.

Image credit: ESA