The International Space University has invited University of Utah graduate student John Crepeau to attend its summer session at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, officials said Thursday.
Crepeau, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, is among 20 U.S. students and 120 worldwide invited to attend the nine-week session, beginning June 30.The International Space University was founded in April 1987 at a conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its first class met last summer in Boston. The university hopes to expand into a full-year academic program and locate at a permanent campus in 1992, officials said.
The university offers courses in space architecture and engineering, space business and management, space life sciences and physical sciences, space policy and law, space resources and manufacturing and satellite applications.
The university brings together an international faculty made up of space experts from universities, industry and government to offer students a wide range of space-related activities unavailable at other institutions.