How did we start?

Inspiring young people to pursue further education in the realm of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is critical. After eleven years of success in running the esteemed UK Space Design Competition (UKSDC) held at Imperial College London, Dr. Randall S Perry established the Global Space Design Competition (GSDC) for the first time in the summer of 2018 inviting exceptional students aged 14-18 from across the world to be taken on a truly unique journey.

Ensuring continuation from the GSDC, twelve winning students will be presented the opportunity to attend the following year's International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, which includes NASA-hosted talks and tours.

What will I get out of it?

  • World-leading reputation for your University applications
  • Receive exposure to guest speakers from the prestigious establishments: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and the host university of Imperial College London.
  • Have the chance to take your subject knowledge to the next level through a challenging subject-tailored academic programme.
  • Experience a unique opportunity to learn design, communication, and leadership skills all in an industry setting.
  • Establish a valuable network of like-minded students, esteemed professionals, and a plethora of veteran space-fanatics such as academics, heads of businesses, and even astronauts!
  • Be offered the opportunity to attend the International Space Settlement Design Competition held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Who is this for?

  • Students aged 14-18 years
  • Confident English speakers,
  • Excellent and highly ambitious individuals,
  • Those who are motivated and enthusiastic about the sciences, space technology, engineering, business, and mathematics.
The GSDC experience is made for those who wish to pursue a degree and/or career in:

  • Natural sciences (i.e. Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, and Biology),
  • Engineering (i.e. Automotive, Mechanical, System, Computer, Electronic, etc.),
  • Life sciences (i.e. Medicine, Bioengineering, and Biomedical Sciences),
  • Social sciences (i.e. Law, Economics, and Business Studies).
The past week has been the most amazing one of my life. I have learnt so much, from teamwork, my love and passion for my subject. This competition has allowed me to push myself and apply my previous knowledge from school to a more exciting and challenging medium. I don’t think I can possibly express how grateful I am... I will now aim to promote and encourage girls at my school to participate in such an incredible and rewarding experience, and hopefully inspire someone like it has inspired me.
Saffron Zainchkovskaya

When is it?

Saturday 11th July 2020 — Wednesday 22th of July 2020

Where is it?

Imperial College London
143 Old Church St, London, SW3 6EB, England.
United Kingdom

Any Questions?

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