The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is very pleased to announce the recipients of the IAC 2010 Youth Grants Programme. These ten students and young professionals were selected from over 70 well-qualified applicants in 31 countries.
The Student recipients are:
* Ahmad Hilmi Abu Kassim from Malaysia
* Mary D'Souza from Australia
* Dymtro Faizullin from Ukraine
* Riwaj Pokhrel from Nepal
* Ahmad Shah Hakimyar from Afghanistan
The Young Professional recipients are:
* Taslim Alade from Nigeria
* Tri Dinh Quoc from Vietnam
* Funmilayo Erinfolami from Nigeria
* Guzel Kamaletdinova from Russia
* Lulekwa Mkapela from South Africa
These grant recipients will receive funding from the IAF to attend the IAC in Prague, Czech Republic in September, and will participate in a number of events. They may present one or more papers in Congress technical sessions and/or participate in a Plenary event.
They will participate in the activities of the IAC Student Programme organised by the International Space Education Board and the IAF Young Professional Programme which are conducted during the Congress. They will meet with IAF-assigned mentors and student/young professional advisors and be given special recognition during the Congress.
They will also have the opportunity to participate in the Space Generation Congress and the 2010 UN/IAF Workshop held just before the Congress. Following the Congress, the grant recipients will report on the activities they undertake upon their return home to build on the experiences they gained during the Congress and to share what they have learned.
The IAF applauds these well-deserving young people and looks forward to seeing them at the IAC in Prague!
Credit: International Astronautical Federation (IAF),(http://www.iafastro.com/index.html?title=IAC2010_Youth_Grants)