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International Academy of Astronautics

2nd IAA Symposium STEAM for Space leaders of tomorrow

October 28-29, 2019
Cambridge, USA


2nd IAA Symposium STEAM Postponed

We regret that it has become necessary to postpone our Symposium “STEAM for Space Leaders of Tomorrow” at MIT.  We’ll promptly provide further information about the new dates and place when they have been arranged.



The International Academy of Astronautics is holding the Second Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics for Space on October 28-29, 2019 at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The theme is “STEAM for Space Leaders of Tomorrow.” This symposium is organized under the auspices of the IAA Multi-commission Study Group 6.16 on “STEM/STEAM for Space Grand Challenges.”  The first day will involve presentations by experts and leaders from academia, government and business.   The next morning visits are planned to laboratories, centers and institutes involved in space-related activities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Participants will be free to visit MIT faculty in the afternoon.

Possible Topics

Programs to enhance STEAM education for space, e.g. communications, earth observation,
transportation, space physics, life sciences, space technology, planetary science.
Multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional efforts.
Contributions of national and international space agencies and organizations. 
Development of qualified scientists, engineers and leaders for future space activities.
Educational trends and expected new space fields.
Innovations in STEAM education  for Space.
Interactions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with the creative Arts.
Challenges in improving STEAM education.


Members of academies, government agencies, universities and companies

Paper submission

Abstracts must be written in English on a single A4 page with the title, author’s name affiliation and complete address.  Please use the Word format abstract form and Guidelines.  Send by e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
before July 31, 2019.  Final papers and presentations shall be in English, which will be the official language of the Conference.

Program Committee Chairs

Prof. Dr. Liya Regel (IAA)
Prof. Dr. Wesley Harris (NAE, IAA)

IAA Study Group on STEM / STEAM for Space - Grand Challenges

Alifanov Oleg M
Boy Guy Andre
Cai Guobiao
Duarte Carlos
Deng Yulin
Ercoli Finzi Amalia
Frischauf Norbert
Gany Alon
Ghafoor Nadeem
Gutierrez Jordi
Kozlovskaya Inessa B
Lavagna Michele
Liu Qiusheng
Maizza Giovanni
Malina Roger F
McPhee Jancy C.
Munsami Valanathan
Oliver Carol
Orlov Oleg
Ortiz Gil Amelia
Ramachandran Radhika
Reibaldi Giuseppe G
Roman M. Alejandro J.
Vavilova Irina B.
Ventskovsky Oleg
Zhuang Fengyuan


MIT, Cambridge, USA



For more detailed information, please contact the IAA Office.
Tel 33 1 4723 8215

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