More than 100 foreign students participated in MAI International Aerospace Summer School
The program of the International Aerospace Summer School, that took place from July 15 to 30 at MAI, is over. For the first time after three years online, the school was opened offline full-time. More than a hundred students from four Chinese universities came to Moscow to participate in an educational course dedicated to space technologies and the exploration of the Moon.
Students from Zhejiang University, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Beijing Institute of Technology and the Northern University of China attended lectures, practical classes, excursions to MAI and the main sights of Moscow for two weeks. The result of the course were the projects, and students not only demonstrated their knowledge and skills in the area of space technologies, but also showed a significant creativity. The winners were the teams that defended the projects "Prospects for landing spacecraft on Jupiter's moon Europa", "Fighting sweat and tears on the face in zero gravity", "Designing the distribution energy system of the lunar station".
The most important feature of the school was the constant communication between Chinese students and MAI residents. 11 undergraduate and graduate students of MAI worked as counselors for two weeks. The guys met Chinese guests at the airport, accompanied them to lectures, went with them on mandatory and self-initiated guided tours. During these two weeks, MAI students and foreign guests were real friends.
– I am very grateful for the opportunity to take part in such a large international project of Moscow Aviation Institute. I made new friends here, gained valuable experience and got a lot of emotions. Two weeks flew by unnoticed, but they became unforgettable for all of us," said Maxim Nikitin, one of the counselors, the graduate of the bachelor's degree of the Institute No. 2 "Aviation, Rocket Engines and Power Plants", MAI.
The International Aerospace Summer School was organized by the Department of Support of Prospective International Programs of the Department of Advanced Scientific Programs of MAI under the leadership of Roman Klinovsky. The large-scale project was supported by more than four months of preparation and joint work of various departments of MAI, including close cooperation with the Institute No. 6 "Aerospace" under the leadership of Olga Tushavina.