IIT Roorkee commemorates World Space Week 2021 to celebrate Women in Space

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7th October 2021, Roorkee: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, collaborating with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has launched an online lecture series to commemorate World Space Week 2021. This is the fourth consecutive year that the institute is celebrating this week, starting from Oct 4- Oct 10, honouring the accomplishments and contributions of thousands towards the field of science, technology and space. The theme of this year WSW is ‘Women in Space’. 

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To solemnise the same, the institute is holding a series of lectures from Oct 6 to Oct 9. These will be delivered by eminent women scientists, including Dr Geeta S, Programme Director, Space Transportation system (STS), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram; Smt. Athula Devi, Deputy Director, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram; Smt. Nigar Shaji, Project Director, Aditya -L1 Mission, UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru; Smt. Sreelatha P., Head, HRDD, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram. The sessions will provide students with strategic insights on space technology, aerospace systems and the working of the Indian space programmes. Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi inaugurated the event. 

On this occasion, Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, said, I am happy that celebration of World Space Week has now become an annual event at IIT Roorkee. I am sure it will help our Space Technology Cell in fostering collaboration between IIT Roorkee and ISRO.”

The first session of the series titled ‘Indian space Programme – A success story’ will be delivered by Dr. Geetha S who will enlighten the audience on the rationale of using various materials and their role concerning space programmes. 

The second webinar titled ‘Quality and Reliability of Aerospace Systems’ will be presided by Smt Athula Devi. The talk will throw light on interesting facts and figures on India’s apex space organisation- ISRO.

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About IIT Roorkee (https://www.iitr.ac.in/)

IIT Roorkee is an institute of national importance imparting higher education in engineering, sciences, management, architecture and planning, and humanities and social sciences. Since its establishment in 1847, the Institute has played a vital role in providing technical human resources and know-how to the country.

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