Aerospace engineering doctoral student Peter Schulte has been chosen to receive a 2017 Future Space Leaders Foundation grant, a much-coveted honor given annually to select U.S. grad students and young professionals whose budding space careers show promise.
As one of only seven FSLF grantees, Schulte has been invited to attend and present his research at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) which will be held in Adelaide, Australia this September. His presentation, "State Machine Fault Protection for Autonomous Proximity Operations" will explore some of the findings that are included in his doctoral dissertation, which he will defend in the spring of 2018.
"Attending IAC and SGC will allow me to develop and maintain important international connections with my peers who are working on space projects around the world," said Schulte. " It also allows me the opportunity to showcase my Georgia Tech research to experts on an international stage."
While in Australia, Schulte will also participate in the Space Generation Congress (SGC), an annual event that supports the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. The SGC brings together students and young professionals from around the world to discuss a wide spectrum of space-related issues from an international perspective.
"After graduation I plan to pursue an academic career as a professor, though I will possibly work in an industry or research position first," said Schulte.