The internship topics of Estonian and Latvian students varied from 3D printers to corrosion in space
This weekend, 25 summer interns from Estonia and Latvia gaher to the UT Tartu Observatory to present the results of their summer internships in the field of high technology.
For example, the interns could participate in the ESTCube team developing the ESTCube-2 satellite in the summer. The students also did their internships in space technology enterprise Golbriak Space, which focuses on optical communication solutions for aerospace, as well as PowerUp Fuel Cells, where hydrogen fuel cell based marine electric generators for yachts and other watercraft are developed. Besides that, Captain Corrision welcomed interns to help research how to prevent the damage made by corrosion, including with an experiment on the ESTCube satellite.
Students could also be interns at Latvian universities and enterprises. They could help develop 3D printers or market 3D-printed and forged motorsport and aerospace industry components as well as work on remote sensing applications and a weather station for a radio observatory. In Latvia, the students could also participate in developing the fast satellite communication of the ESTCube-2.
“The aim of the conference is to develop the skills of the youngsters to communicate their work to colleagues and the public,” Karoli Kahn, the main organizer of the event stated. Besides that, students with similar interests, coming from the neighbouring countries will get to meet each other at the conference. They will get to develop their team work skills by, among other things, building rockets.
The conference is held within the SpaceTEM project. SpaceTEM is an Interreg EstLat programme, which aims to initiate the development of NewSpace industry in Estonia and Latvia through a series of mutual activities. The SpaceTEM students study in Estonian and Latvian higher education institutions, including the University of Tartu.
More information: Karoli Kahn, karoli [ät] ut.ee