College students across the country can be a part of the mission to soft-land on the moon through this initiative
Bangalore, June 15, 2017: TeamIndus Foundation for Excellence is inviting bright, enthusiastic and passionate college students to be a part of the TeamIndus Moon Mission as Campus Ambassadors, to take the learning and inspiration of India’s first private space mission to campuses.
TeamIndus is India’s only entry in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a competition which requires private teams to soft-land on the Moon, move 500 metres and send images back to earth. Sheelika Ravishankar, Lead – Marketing Strategy and Outreach, TeamIndus says, “TeamIndus is built on the philosophy of openness. We want this moon mission to be inspiring for every single Indian, particularly the next generation of creators and scientists. Being part of a space mission is something that stays with you and can inspire even higher career trajectories in STEM. Campus Ambassadors is a unique opportunity to be part of a proud and historic legacy of work that will inspire future generations.”
TeamIndus Foundation is inviting applications from campus leaders in colleges. Students with a passion for space and an interest in building a community of enthusiasts will be tasked with networking within and outside their campuses to become TeamIndus Moon Mission and TeamIndus Foundation torchbearers. They will be a crucial component in TeamIndus’ attempt at inspiring the next billion to take up careers in science and space.
As Campus Ambassadors, their role would be to channel the growing interest in space and represent the outreach activities of TeamIndus at campus. They will start space clubs where technological advances in aerospace and space science will be discussed. They will have opportunities to interact with TeamIndus to learn more about designing and engineering a moon mission. They can organise debates, quizzes, digital campaigns or organise hackathons in their college campuses. Apart from having a unique experience on their resume, Campus Ambassadors will receive certificates, goodies, access to TeamIndus scientists as well as opportunities to intern on-site down the line.
To spread the word about this opportunity, TeamIndus Foundation has once again partnered with Internshala, India’s largest internship platform, as exclusive college outreach partner. Commenting on the association, Sarvesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Internshala said, “We are on a mission to create a world full of opportunities for the students across India. Through our partnership with TeamIndus Foundation, we hope to help young students work with some of the best minds in the country.”
Students can apply on Internshala using the link http://bit.ly/TeamIndus-Campus-Ambassador by the July 9, 2017.