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FUTA student wins space grant for Mexico confab

Oniosun Isaiah, a 500 level student of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has emerged one of the 14 global winners of the 2016 International Astronomical Federation, IAF, Emerging Space Leaders Grant instituted by the International Astronomical Federation, Paris, France.

The grant, contested for by more than 100 students and young professionals from 38 countries around the world, was won by Oniosun and Tijesu Ojumu, a graduate of FUTA, who currently works at the National Space Research and Development Agency, NSRDA.

Oniosun, who is the President of the University Space Club under the Centre for Space Research and Applications, CESRA, will participate in the 67th International Astronomical Congress, Space Generation Congress and UN/IAF workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico, between September 21 and October 2.


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