Lift Off Alberta!!!
20 February 2014
As part of a dynamic and exciting program, the University of Alberta is undertaking the design, build and launch of the University of Alberta's first satellite into space - the first ever Alberta-built satellite!
We launched our fund raising campaign with a goal to raise a first milestone of $15,000. With your generous support we have now passed that milestone and trying to raise the remainder of our $60,000 launch cost.
As part of a European Commission program, we already enjoy support such that the launch costs only represent a small fraction of the commercial cost - providing a wonderful chance to get the satellite into space and a wonderful training and research opportunity for our students!
You can support this project by visiting: http://albertasat.ca/useed
or by clicking here:
Significantly, for a $100 donation, the satellite will carry your name to space! The satellite, and your name, will orbit for three months before ending life as a shooting star!
Donations will also be supported by a Canadian tax receipt.
Please also support and promote us on social media on facebook, twitter etc - and feel free to spread the word to anyone else who might be interested.
I hope you will join us in supporting this exciting project.
Hiring Space Academy 2014 Camp Coordinator
28 February 2014
ISSET is hiring a Camp Coordinator (1 position) for its July 2014 Space Academy summer day camps.
Space Academy is a hands-on, five day camp for four weeks in July 2014 and is designed and delivered by space science experts through the Faculty of Science and the U of A Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET). For more information, visit our website: www.science.ualberta.ca/spacecamp
Camp Coordinator: The camp coordinator will lead and supervise camp leaders and curriculum preparation, while acting as the contact point for parents and working to ensure the successful programming of Space Academy. Ideal candidates would have previous experience designing and delivering education programs in both a classroom and day camp setting. This position will begin on a flexible part-time basis starting the beginning of April 2014 and increasing to full-time (40 hours per week) for June and July, 2014. The position will return to part-time hours for two weeks in August to wrap up the camps and assist in organizing and preparing the Space Academy for next year.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and availability
A criminal record check and first aid training will be required before starting.