Office of the Provost

Space Science and Exploration – an Integrated Training Program

Participating Faculties: Science (host), Engineering, Social Science

Project Leader: G. Osinski, P. Brown

Total Project Funding:  $475,000

Funding Period: Three years

Abstract:
The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western proposes to capture the excitement and interest in the exploration of space to develop Canada’s first integrated learning program in Space Science and Exploration. Space science is truly interdisciplinary and it touches on all aspects of our everyday lives. At the same time, the design of spacecraft and space systems represent one of the most challenging engineering feats of our time. Because of this, Space Science and Exploration, ignites interest and motivates young minds to pursue education and careers in the sciences, engineering and high-tech sectors. Funding from this IDI will support 3 key aspects of the integrated training program: