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SCCSI Commercial Space Workshop, 17 Oct 2019

Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative, Commercial Space Workshop, Oct 17 & 18, 2019. A gathering of academics, students, policymakers, and commercial spaceflight leaders. An update on the commercial space economy and our STEM workforce.

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SCCSI Commercial Space Workshop, 17 Oct 2019

  1. 1. Shelli Brunswick Chief Operating Officer October 17, 2019
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  3. 3. A 164% increase from 2005-2018 October 22, 2019 3
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  7. 7. Women earn nearly 37% STEM degrees In 2017, underrepresented minorities comprised 39% of the US college population, but only 18% earned STEM degrees. By 2050, underrepresented minorities will comprise 52% of the US college population. October 22, 2019 7
  8. 8. Harris poll of 3,000 students from the US, UK and China Participants were asked to rank their preferences for five different jobs including astronaut, musician, professional athlete, teacher, or vlogger/YouTuber influencer. 56% Chinese students declared being an astronaut most desirable job. American students shared their top aspiration was a vlogger/YouTuber influencer.October 22, 2019 8
  9. 9. The need for: American graduates to fill high-security clearance positions in the space industry A highly-skilled, STEM workforce Education, training and facilitation of business goals for aspiring and established entrepreneurs Information research and data analysis Inspirational STEM education programs and knowledge of career opportunities October 22, 2019 9
  10. 10. National & Economic Security Global, space-based technology industries Government entities Aspiring and established entrepreneurs Educational institutions, teachers and students October 22, 2019 10

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