CASE Senior Space School



Management Training for Young Leaders
 

With great depth, students spend two weeks in Houston, San Francisco and Silicon Valley with incredible access to NASA and innovative technology organisations. They tour NASA and cutting-edge tech start-ups, engage directly with NASA experts to design and plan their own space mission, and apply business management skills in team entrepreneurship training to inspire their innovative futures.

An immersive, experiential program that hones individual leadership, project management and communication skills, while building personal skills and lifelong friendships.

Advanced Learning Outcomes

 
  • Application of management principles in innovative and complex environments
  • Acquire STEAM-skills in challenging projects
  • Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative teamwork, goal-setting, and achieving targets
  • Leadership skills through leading by influence
  • Initiative and entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Curiosity and imagination
  • Success principles and values for life

Program Framework

 

Built on the foundation of the Seven Survival Skills, the program offers three key pillars of activities including immersion in cutting-edge space industry, management training in advanced missions and inspiring leadership and personal development.

CASE Senior Space School aims to deliver students a once in a lifetime, best STEAM experience, at the most inspiring organisation NASA. Returning from the expedition, students will become more focused and more inquisitive to pursue the subjects they are interested in.

CSS 3 pillars

International Academic Credentials

CASE Space School is accredited and approved in the USA as an Honors Level College Preparatory course

 

CASE Space School Programs are academically accredited and approved in the USA as recognised Honors Level College Preparatory courses. University of California (UC) approval demonstrates these courses are of high academic standard to prepare students for university-level studies. It ensures that CASE Space School graduates are identified by leading universities as high achieving, university-ready students.

In the competitive landscape of university applications both domestically and internationally, students who complete CASE Space School Programs will differentiate themselves from other applicants with a 5.0GPA academic transcript. All graduates of CASE Space School are eligible to receive a 5.0GPA academic transcript.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

CASE Senior Space School Programs incorporate online and face-to-face exploration of the Seven Success Principles, based on Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills. Duke of Ed Participants will be taught and assessed on these skills before and after their expedition through structured eLearning, as well as during their time overseas by way of engaging and dynamic workshops. Upon completing this Section, Participants will have learned what these Success Principles mean, and how to apply them to their everyday lives and future careers.

Immersive Activities

 
Stage I – Analysis
 

Students will be immersed deep inside NASA and Silicon Valley locations to experience the technology of the past, present, and future. They will participate in simulated space missions, performing various roles and, as a team, taking on the challenges that may be encountered. They’ll tour space and technology facilities and engage with experts to gain inspiration from industry leaders. Stage One grows teamwork, communication and crisis management skills in an exciting fast-paced adventure

Stage II – Synthesis
 

Stage Two marks the start of the students’ major project. Consulting with NASA experts and educators, students are responsible for the management of a US$600 million mission to Mars. Teams will allocate resources to build and launch a rocket, design an effective water filtration method, build a heat-shield, construct and compete against other teams with their robotic rover, and finally design and build a habitat capable of sustaining life. This intensive project enables students to learn enhanced communication skills, leading by influence, budget allocation, curiosity and imagination.

Stage III – Thesis
 

CASE ChallengeX, modelled on the global X-Prize that has lead to many technological advancements, sees student teams solving real world, space-related problems as they create their own space start-up companies. Students must develop their higher order thinking and creativity; working as a team to competitively pitch their proposal to an expert panel comprised of engineers and scientists from the local space industry. CASE ChallengeX fosters critical thinking and problem solving, effective oral communication, and project management skills in a highly competitive environment.

Inspirational Speakers

 

An unforgettable experience awaits all CASE Senior Space School students. During personalised presentations and special events, students hear directly from guest speakers including astronauts, NASA scientists, engineers and CASE Special Adviser Ms Nicole Stott.

mPOWER Personal Development

Each morning students engage in mPOWER modules aimed to provide principles and guidance for their future endeavours. As part of the mPOWER module, the Seven Success Principles inspire passion, fostering the right attitude for success in life. Based on Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills, students will explore each of these principles during their time at CASE Senior Space School.

Seven Success Principles:

  1. Curiosity – nurture the urge to explore
  2. Entrepreneurialism – dream without limitations
  3. Problem solving – prepare and persevere
  4. Collaboration –  a common goal and passion
  5. Agility – ready for any opportunity
  6. Communication – articulate your dream
  7. Dream Big and Commit to it

CASE Senior Space School Program

Location: Houston, TX, San Francisco and Silicon Valley CA, USA
Duration: 14 Days
Open to Students: 15 years old and above in Years 10, 11 & 12
Dates: During Australian school term breaks

Program Schedule*

Testimonials

Parent Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Participating Schools

 

Cooperative Program Partners

CASE Senior Space School

 
Management Training for Young Leaders
 

With great depth, students spend two weeks in Houston, San Francisco and Silicon Valley with incredible access to NASA and innovative technology organisations. They tour NASA and cutting-edge tech start-ups, engage directly with NASA experts to design and plan their own space mission, and apply business management skills in team entrepreneurship training to inspire their innovative futures.

An immersive, experiential program that hones individual leadership, project management and communication skills, while building personal skills and lifelong friendships.

Advanced Learning Outcomes

  • Application of management principles in innovative and complex environments
  • Acquire STEAM-skills in challenging projects
  • Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative teamwork, goal-setting, and achieving targets
  • Leadership skills through leading by influence
  • Initiative and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Curiosity and imagination
  • Success principles and values for life

 

Program Framework

 

Built on the foundation of the Seven Survival Skills, the program offers three key pillars of activities including immersion in cutting-edge space industry, management training in advanced missions and inspiring leadership and personal development.

CASE Senior Space School aims to deliver students a once in a lifetime, best STEAM experience, at the most inspiring organisation NASA. Returning from the expedition, students will become more focused and more inquisitive to pursue the subjects they are interested in.

CSS 3 pillars
uc-logo2
5-0gpa2
CASE Space School is accredited and approved in the USA as an Honors Level College Preparatory course

 

CASE Space School Programs are academically accredited and approved in the USA as recognised Honors Level College Preparatory courses. University of California (UC) approval demonstrates these courses are of high academic standard to prepare students for university-level studies. It ensures that CASE Space School graduates are identified by leading universities as high achieving, university-ready students.

In the competitive landscape of university applications both domestically and internationally, students who complete CASE Space School Programs will differentiate themselves from other applicants with a 5.0GPA academic transcript. All graduates of CASE Space School are eligible to receive a 5.0GPA academic transcript.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

CASE Senior Space School Programs incorporate online and face-to-face exploration of the Seven Success Principles, based on Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills. Duke of Ed Participants will be taught and assessed on these skills before and after their expedition through structured eLearning, as well as during their time overseas by way of engaging and dynamic workshops. Upon completing this Section, Participants will have learned what these Success Principles mean, and how to apply them to their everyday lives and future careers.

Immersive Activities

 

Stage I – Analysis

 

Students will be immersed deep inside NASA and Silicon Valley locations to experience the technology of the past, present, and future. They will participate in simulated space missions, performing various roles and, as a team, taking on the challenges that may be encountered. They’ll tour space and technology facilities and engage with experts to gain inspiration from industry leaders. Stage One grows teamwork, communication and crisis management skills in an exciting fast-paced adventure.

Stage II – Synthesis

 

Stage Two marks the start of the students’ major project. Consulting with NASA experts and educators, students are responsible for the management of a US$600 million mission to Mars. Teams will allocate resources to build and launch a rocket, design an effective water filtration method, build a heat-shield, construct and compete against other teams with their robotic rover, and finally design and build a habitat capable of sustaining life. This intensive project enables students to learn enhanced communication skills, leading by influence, budget allocation, curiosity and imagination.

Stage III – Thesis

 

CASE ChallengeX, modelled on the global X-Prize that has lead to many technological advancements, sees student teams solving real world, space-related problems as they create their own space start-up companies. Students must develop their higher order thinking and creativity; working as a team to competitively pitch their proposal to an expert panel comprised of engineers and scientists from the local space industry. CASE ChallengeX fosters critical thinking and problem solving, effective oral communication, and project management skills in a highly competitive environment.

Inspirational Speakers

 

An unforgettable experience awaits all CASE Senior Space School students. During personalized presentations and special events, students hear directly from guest speakers including astronauts, NASA scientists, engineers and CASE Special Adviser Ms Nicole Stott.

mPOWER Personal Development


Each morning students engage in mPOWER modules aimed to provide principles and guidance for their future endeavours. As part of the mPOWER module, the Seven Success Principles inspire passion, fostering the right attitude for success in life. Based on Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills, students will explore each of these principles during their time at CASE Senior Space School.

Seven Success Principles:

  1. Curiosity – nurture the urge to explore
  2. Entrepreneurialism – dream without limitations
  3. Problem solving – prepare and persevere
  4. Collaboration –  a common goal and passion
  5. Agility – ready for any opportunity
  6. Communication – articulate your dream
  7. Dream Big and Commit to it

CASE Senior Space School Program

 

Location: Houston, TX, San Francisco and Silicon Valley CA, USA
Duration: 14 Days
Open to Students: 15 years old and above in Years 10, 11 & 12
Dates: During Australian school term breaks

Program Schedule

Testimonials

Parent Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Participating Schools

 

Cooperative Program Partners