University students are invited to apply to the new programme called “PETRI” now offered by ESA Academy. The acronym reflects the nature of the programme as it offers “Practical Education in Technology, Research and Innovation”. Starting on October 7th 2022, a series of information webinars will be offered to interested students. Topics include ESA, ESA Education, ESA strategy and roadmaps, topics of space research and the platforms available to students in the PETRI programme. For those interested in more technical aspects, Systems Engineering and Student Project and Risk management will also be discussed.
The programme enhances on previous hands-on opportunities for students by offering free training, coaching and consultation prior to submitting an experiment proposal. In practical terms, it means that students and prospective teams may sign up with no obligations, at the click of a button to a series of webinar session that provide the necessary background information on various topics pertinent to doing experiments and technology research in altered gravity platforms with ESA. Armed with the necessary knowledge, teams can then submit a strong proposal for an experiment idea on a platform of their choice: ISS, parabolic flight, drop tower or, on the other end of the gravity spectrum, in a large diameter centrifuge.
If you are interested in signing up for the information webinars ahead of submitting your experiment idea, please enter your email in this form.
The programme concept can be divided into 4 sections with more details available here.
A detailed schedule can be found on the 2022/2023 schedule page.
Please check carefully the pages within the PETRI website with particular focus on the How to Apply page.