IAF education & young professional's activities
In accordance with its mission to prepare the workforce of tomorrow, the IAF actively supports and has a growing number of activities targeted at students and young professionals.
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The nearly one quarter of attendees at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) under 35 years testify to the success of these efforts.
The primary education activities of the IAF are:
- The Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme
- The Young Space Leaders Recognition Programme
- The Young Professionals Programme
- The IAF Student Competition
- The Malina Astronautics Medal and Napolitano Award
In addition, three dedicated IAF committees guide and supervise activities dedicated to students and young professionals involved in education, including the: