Workforce Development-Young Professionals Programme Committee (WD-YPP) (2018-2021)

Committee Members  

Chair

HAMBLOCH Patrick

Vice-chair

Becker Karsten

• Singh Balbir

STUBE Kevin

• Wan Stephanie

Members

Ashford Ed

BACSARDI Laszlo

BARRIOS Elizabeth

BOYD Andrea

• Brettle Harriet

• Cappella Matteo

CARNETT Caroll

COCCHIARA Chiara

CODERRE Kat

CULLER Jessica

DECOOPMAN Clémentine

• DeLuna Alan T.

• De Paula Ramon P.

Edwards JR

EMANUELLI Matteo

• Erdem Merve

• Fishwick Nicholas

Geiss Markus

GIRARD Guillaume

• Hansra Ajeet

• Hartman Birgit

JAIME ALBALAT Andrea

KOBRICK Ryan L.

KOJIMA Ayami

KUNES Michal

LOUSADA João

MADRY Scott

McAvinia Ruth

MONZON Amalio

• Nasseri Ali

• Nie Christopher

• Pandhi Twinkle

PERINO Maria Antonietta

PONS Arnau

• Raposo Ana

RATHNASABAPATHY Minoo

• Robinson Kathryn

SARLI Bruno

• Sasaki Kaori

• Schlutz Juergen

• Shortt Kevin

• Shuham Simon

SILVA-MARTINEZ Jackelynne

Simões Hugo

• Svoboda Jan

VASKO Christopher

WIGBELS Lyn D.

• Marco Romero

• Zhuoyan Lu

Merali Tahir

• Anthony Yuen

• Bethany Downer

• Claudiu Mihai Taiatu

• Joseph Ibeh

NASEEM Mariam

ROMAN GONZALEZ Avid

PETRILLO Davide

Friends

Adriaensen Maarten

FARID Ahmed

ALLEYNE Camille

APREA Julio

• Beauregard Christopher

• Bloschock Kristen

• Botha Maria

• Chung So Young

CLAYFIELD Kimberley

CORNELL Ariane

DAVID Emmanuelle

DAVIDIAN Ken

EDGINGTON Stacey

• Ghadaki Far as

• Hendrikse Jeffrey

• Jordan Nicky

KESSLER Claudia

• Kiang Charlotte

• Lenoir Benjamin

• Manjoo Khalid

Mathers Naomi

• Meier Anne

• Meusy Nathalie

• Shierholz Stephanie

SNITCH Mary

SUTHERLUN Jacob

• Svoboda Jan

WELCH Chris

ZIMMERMANN Jim

• Bukley Angelia

SEWARD Liz

Ex-officio

BOISDUR Emma

RATHNASABAPATHY Minoo

Objective/scope of the committee

The Committee’s main scope focuses on workforce development matters of the international space community as well as being the focal point of the IAF’s Young Professional’s activities – which includes organizing the Young Professionals Programme (YPP) at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The Committee focuses on early and mid-career professionals in all areas of the aerospace community.

The Committee encourages career development directed toward creating a globally informed space community in space agencies and in industry.

Committee rules for membership applications and renewal

If you are interested in joining the committee, please submit your CV/resume and a motivation letter to the Chair of the Committee, by sending it to iaf.wdypp@gmail.com. The chair and vice chairs will decide whether candidates are suitable for specific open vacancies or general addition to the committee, taking into account the size and diverse composition of members to ensure a balanced approach to the work of the committee. All pending members will be admitted after approval of the whole committee, generally during the IAF Spring Meetings, the IAC, or when there is a specific need for the committee.

Symposiums/sessions and events at the IAC

  • Next Generation Plenary – Joint Sponsorship with SEOC and other technical committees
  • Global Technical Symposium – Five sessions that are held at the IAC and streamed online.
  • 5 Learning and Knowledge Development for a Globally Sophisticated Workforce (co-chaired with SEOC)
  • Three networking receptions for young professionals
  • Cross Cultural Presentation Workshop
  • IPMC YP Workshop – Workshop together with the International Programme/Project Management Committee
  • Paper competitions, workshops and other YP activities in collaboration with other technical committees

Technical meetings or events outside of the IAC

  • Podcast interviews and webinars
  • Monthly committee meetings
  • Paper competitions, workshops and other YP activities in collaboration with other technical committees
  • Young Professional Event at IAF Global Conferences

Other committee activities

Young Professionals Events at IAC 2019

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