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ATLAS has officially launched: applications welcome

Posted by ATLAS on May 20, 2021 in General Announcements

ATLAS (ATLantic Academy of Space) is a new educational initiative that will introduce Atlantic Canadian high school students to space exploration, artificial intelligence (AI), engineering and technology through an intensive two-week CubeSat satellite design program at Dalhousie University. 

​ATLAS is hosted by Dalhousie-based organisations SuperNOVA and DSS (Dalhousie Space Systems Lab.), as well as GALAXIA Mission Systems. ATLAS will work towards gender parity and a target of 50% Indigenous and Black student enrollment, collaborating with youth-serving organizations to promote the opportunity. The Summer Academy will facilitate a cohort of 30 participants in a free-of-charge, two-week program during the summer of 2021. Students starting Grade 10, 11 or 12 in September 2021 with an enthusiasm for coding, mechanics, personal tinkering projects or a variety of related passions are encouraged to apply for a space.

More information on this exciting initiative can be found at including how high schoolers can apply for a fully-funded place in the Summer Academy, as well as how organisations can help establish and sponsor this pioneer appoach to the future of space engineering. Get in touch with the ATLAS team at​.

Watch out for for more updates on the ATLAS program!