For release: January 14, 2010
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843
Dr. Firouzeh Sabri, assistant professor of physics in the College of Arts & Sciences
at the University of Memphis, has been invited to present at the International Space
University as part of its space studies program in Strasbourg, France, this summer
from June 28 to Aug. 27. Sabri also encourages local college students to apply for
this prestigious summer program.
Dr. Firouzeh Sabri
Sabri will present a workshop on space-age materials. She created a coating for calibration
targets that are onboard NASA’s Phoenix Mars lander, which is still on the Red Planet.
The summer program is open to 125 students who are one year or less away from completing
their undergraduate degree. The nine-week program is a unique opportunity for participants
to experience a broad range of space-related fields.
“It’s international and multi-disciplinary,” Sabri said. “Students who participate
represent the best students from across the world coming from varied backgrounds,
and bringing varied expectations. The faculty will have a wide range of expertise;
in the past they have included members of the European Space Agency and NASA.
“Many different aspects of space studies are covered in a very intense program that
normally wouldn’t be available even to students in a master’s degree program. This
program brings together a combination of engineering, science, business, financial
and legal curricula.”
The cost of the program is $20,000 and scholarships are available. Honors students
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Financial aid applications are due before Jan. 31, 2010, and early application is recommended.
For students who do not need financial aid, the application deadline is April 30,
Students who are interested in applying should contact Sabri first.
To learn more, contact Sabri at 901-678-2126 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Web site www.isunet.edu