Bachelor of Science (BSc),
Physics 1990-1992 KUL
Master of Science (MSc), Physics 1992-1994 KUL
Stedelijke Humaniora Dilsen:
Science teacher (maths, physics, applied
Educational assistant Faculty of Medicine & Life Sciences
Doelgroep: Hoger Secundair
Activiteiten gerelateerd aan ruimtevaart:
- 2007-06-22 until 2007-06-30Honeywell
Educators @ Space Academy in US Space & Rocket Center, Alabama, USA.
More info on educators.honeywell.com
until 2009-03-13 Crew Astronomer for the 78th mission on
board the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) habitat in the Utah desert, USA.
MDRS serves as testbed for field operations studies in preparation for future
human missions to Mars. Our studies encompassed an evaluation of exploration
techniques and far-distance teaching, as well as some nutrition, environmental
and psychological experiments.
More info can be found in the final report.
until 2010-04-20: ESA Esrange
Space Center, Kiruna, Sweden.
The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) flies
weather balloons from Esrange, Sweden on a daily basis. Extra flights are
available to schools for an accessible fee, allowing schools to have hands-on
space education projects for their students. More info can be found in the paper.
- 2010-05-19: Rocket
Science Launch Day I @ Hasselt University.The physics department of Hasselt University
welcomes secondary school students and their teachers to do scientific
experiments.Click here for more info about the labs currently
- 2010-06-27 until 2010-06-30: ESA
Human Spaceflight Teachers’ Workshop in European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC),
Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
- 2011-04-27: Rocket
Science Launch Day II @ Hasselt University.
Winne, Belgian astronaut and first European commander of the International
Space Station, attended
the second edition of the yearly organized RSLD.
- 2011-04-28: Participating
in the Asgard-I project.
programme flies every year a stratospheric weather balloon from Brussels for
educational purposes.More info on www.asgard-balloons.webs.com
until 2011-12-03: ESA
Cansat 2012 Teachers’ Workshop.
CanSats are small ‘satellites’ containing all the
necessary subsystems found in a real satellite - such as power and
communications – that fit into a 330 ml soft-drink can. They do not go into
space but are released from a rocket or a balloon at an altitude of about one
kilometer. On their way back to the ground, CanSats have to perform a certain
mission and land safely. ESA organizes every year the European CanSat
Competition.More info on www.cansat.eu
- 2013-04-17:Rocket Science Launch Day IV @ Hasselt University
- 2013-04-25: participating in the Asgard-III project
- 2013-06-13: presentation of "Data Logging a Water Rocket with Arduino” on the 21stESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes in Thun, Switzerland.
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