The Secure World Foundation announced the young professionals who have won scholarships for travel funding to the 2018 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany. As the premiere international space conference, the IAC offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to further their professional development and inject new ideas into the community.
More than 60 abstracts from young professionals from around the world were submitted. After a rigorous scoring and evaluation process, the following 11 winners were selected to receive scholarships to travel and attend the IAC: Ntorina Antoni, Sara Carioscia, Isidora Casas del Valle Pacheco, Agbadi Mustapha Eleyawa, Hamza Abdul Hameed, Manohar Karnal, Francesca Letizia, Vishnuu Mallik, Vincent Seffinga, Keith Javier Stober, and Yangzi Tao.
Vishnuu is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering specializing in Orbtial Mechanics, at The University of Texas at Austin. He works with Dr. Moriba Jah and his research is focused on characterizing resident space objects using non-resolved electro-optical data. He got his Master’s from the University of Colorado, and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, both in Aerospace Engineering.