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FUTA STUDENT WINS INTERNATIONAL GRANT TO PARTICIPATE IN UN SPACE WORKSHOP IN MEXICO


FUTA STUDENT WINS INTERNATIONAL GRANT TO PARTICIPATE IN UN SPACE WORKSHOP IN MEXICO

Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah, a 500 level student of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure has emerged one of the global winners of the 2016 International Astronomical Federation (IAF) Emerging Space Leaders Grant instituted by the International Astronomical Federation, Paris, France. The Grant which keenly contested with more than 100 students and young professionals from 38 countries around the world submitting application to participate in the programme produced two African winners, Oniosun Temidayo, Isaiah and Tijesu Ojumu, a graduate of FUTA who currently works at the National Space Research and Development Agency.

Oniosun, the President of the University Space Club under the Centre for Space Research and Applications (CESRA), will participate in the 67th International Astronomical Congress, Space Generation Congress and UN/IAF workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico between 21st September and 2nd October, 2016. During the congress, Oniosun would be presenting series of research works and a paper on the University Space Club analyzing past and on-going projects/events as well as shedding light on the club’s mission with a view to collaborating with other Space Enthusiasts.

The Emerging Space Leaders (ESL) grant is usually awarded to students and young professional between the ages of 21 and 35 adjudged to have contributed the most to Space Science and Technology in the world.