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Human capital development

  1. 1. Human capital formation at AEMGeneral Coordination for Human Capital Development in the Space Field Carlos Duarte Mexico City, November 20, 2012 1
  2. 2. Human capital development in the spacefield• Mission – Develop world class human capital in the space field to transform Mexico into a space power in the long term (Vision 2030) – Foster public engagement in space, and spread space science and technology among the Mexican population, specially kids – Support Mexican Government entities in the use of space science and technology Coordinación General de Capital Humano 2 2
  3. 3. Vision 2030 Mexico as a space power Industrial development and competitiveness Planning Science and technology International And development and Legal Funding Affairs Human capital development in the space field 3
  4. 4. MexSat Satellite System 4
  5. 5. Areas of developmentSpace Science Advance science by studying the universe Astronomy Astrophysics AstrobiologyEarth observation Collect, process and distribute Earth observation data to support: policy making decision making disaster management economic growth environmental management resource managementSpace operations Provide support to space vehicles and ground stations Satellite tracking Telemetry In orbital testing Mission controlSpace Engineering Development of space systems and subsystems Structure and composite materials communication systems attitude control power systems Stablization payload developmentSpace outreach and Increasing appreciation of science among our youth andpublic engagement improving the scientific literacy of the5 general population
  6. 6. Space education in Mexico, current situation• Strenghts: – Young population – 100,000 engineering students• Weaknesses – Low results (although improving) in the PISA test – High variability of education quality across the country 6
  7. 7. Current human capital formationcapabilitiesSeveral Mexican universities already offer degrees in aerospace engineering UABC and CETYS in Baja California UACH in Chihuahua CIIIA in Nuevo LeónEducational programs in space science and engineering UNAM: Condor, Satedu CICESE: Sensat UAM: LunaboticsSeveral organizations provide education in remote sensing CRECTEALC Center for Aerospace Education for Mexico in Jalisco CentroGeoSpace Science is well recognized in Mexico UNAM Institutes: Astronomy, Geography, Geophysics 7
  8. 8. • SATEDU is an educational satellite manufactured and fully validated by UNAM to be used in school laboratories and classrooms.• 8
  9. 9. NASA Lunabotics mining competition • University students develop a robot according to NASA specs • International competion • UAM’s team got 12th place in 2012 9
  10. 10. • High altitude balloons (39,000 ft), transporting microsatellite type instrumentation 10
  11. 11. • Small altitude (4 Km) solid propellant rocket development (UABC) 11
  12. 12. Human capital formation strategies• Develop university curricula consistent with AEMs vision and regional capabilities• Coordinate and co-finance the development of training labs in space science and engineering• Foster international cooperation in space education• Provide engineering scholarships, and work/study Internships with international partners 12
  13. 13. Human capital formation strategies• Promote space science and engineering contests• Coordinate and support outreach programs K-12, STEM programs, mentoring• Develop certification programs to validate space skills in the workforce 13
  14. 14. Some areas of collaboration with otherentities • Remote sensing • Telemedicine • Satellite communications • Satellite navigation systems • ITC security • Avionics • Simulation, modeling and virtual reality systems • Robotics Coordinación General de Formación de • Propulsion systems Capital Hunamo 14 14
  15. 15. Possible modes of collaboration• Internships• Exchange of instructors• Joint develpment of workshops• Development of an international graduate program in space science and engineering• Participation in STEM and space contests• Joint development of distant education tools 15
  16. 16. “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” - Franklin D. RooseveltThanks! Carlos Duarte Tel. +52-55-57-23-93-00 ext. 24404 16