Summer Workshop on Teaching Space (SWOTS)

Jun 8, 2021
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The Summer Workshop on Teaching Space (SWOTS) offers an intensive short-course on the fundamentals of space, introduces academics to new and innovative techniques to teach about space, and provides them with access to the network of scholars, high-level government officials, and private individuals working in the space industry. The workshop seeks to not only acquaint participants with the current issues that dominate US space policy and much of the world’s attention (e.g., security, exploration, commercialization), but also promises examination into classic works on the subject.

The workshop will be held July 26-30, 2021 in Montgomery, AL.

SWOTS is open to college-level faculty and advanced graduate students from all disciplines. Those at civilian institutions and in professional military education (PME) are welcome to apply. Non-US citizens are encouraged to submit applications as well, since all discussion will be held at the unclassified level, though please be aware that travel restrictions may limit our ability to invite participants from outside the US. No previous knowledge or experience with space is necessary to attend SWOTS. However, we will prioritize inviting applicants with a desire to apply the knowledge they gain to their own professional development. In particular, we are interested in applicants who plan to develop or teach courses on space or who plan to conduct scholarly research on the subject.

For more information on the workshop and to submit an application please go to:

The due date for applications is Friday, June 11 (at midnight EST).
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