Tuesday March 27th, 6pm
University of Ottawa, Colonel By Bldg Room A707 , 161 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa

Overview of the Canadian CubeSAT Project – Mays Ahmad, Canadian Space Agency

Context:
The Canadian Space Agency is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity. Through the Canadian CubeSAT project, the CSA aims to foster the continuing development of a critical mass of researchers and skilled workers for the Canadian Space Program. The objective of the project is to challenge professors and students from post-secondary institutions to design, build, launch and operate their own CubeSats to provide students with hands-on experience that will help them transition to the workplace.

Biography:
Mays Ahmad grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Carleton University with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering – focus on aerodynamics, propulsion and vehicle performance. Her past experience includes working as a Technical Officer in Global Affairs Canada, Program Manager for the NSERC-Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering and as a Research Program Officer at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Currently she is an Project Management Engineer at the Canadian Space Agency. In her spare time she enjoys painting and learning how to snowboard.

Open to all students and faculty members at University of Ottawa.
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