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Space Educational Opportunities in New Zealand: An Interview with Jim Hefkey

June 15, 2020 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Episode 16
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Space Educational Opportunities in New Zealand: An Interview with Jim Hefkey
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Space Educational Opportunities in New Zealand: An Interview with Jim Hefkey
Jun 15, 2020 Episode 16
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

An interview with Jim Hefkey, the director of the Auckland Programme for Space Systems – an undergraduate program that challenges students to solve problems using satellites. He currently holds the position of Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland and has been part of a team working with University and Government to establish the Space Systems Institute for NZ. He also lectures in Engineering Systems, Technology Management and Engineering Management.  He is the POC for UNISEC in NZ, a global space organization created to build a world where space science and technology is used by individuals and institutions in every country.

He holds an M.E. in Manufacturing Systems, a postgraduate Business Qualification in Engineering Management and a postgraduate Teaching Qualification in Academic Practice. He has forty years’ engineering experience in manufacturing, automation and machine design. 

In this interview, JIm talks about the educational programs and opportunities available today for anyone interested in starting a career in space - from joining high powered rocketry clubs, to learning about building cubesats.  He talks about different educational programs and university space related courses on the horizon to help grow the space industry in New Zealand.

Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder, SpaceBase
Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)

If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.

Show Notes

An interview with Jim Hefkey, the director of the Auckland Programme for Space Systems – an undergraduate program that challenges students to solve problems using satellites. He currently holds the position of Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland and has been part of a team working with University and Government to establish the Space Systems Institute for NZ. He also lectures in Engineering Systems, Technology Management and Engineering Management.  He is the POC for UNISEC in NZ, a global space organization created to build a world where space science and technology is used by individuals and institutions in every country.

He holds an M.E. in Manufacturing Systems, a postgraduate Business Qualification in Engineering Management and a postgraduate Teaching Qualification in Academic Practice. He has forty years’ engineering experience in manufacturing, automation and machine design. 

In this interview, JIm talks about the educational programs and opportunities available today for anyone interested in starting a career in space - from joining high powered rocketry clubs, to learning about building cubesats.  He talks about different educational programs and university space related courses on the horizon to help grow the space industry in New Zealand.

Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder, SpaceBase
Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)

If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.