SSDC Onboarding Workshops 2020

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In order to address a prevalent query usually associated with students competing at SSDC for the first time, Team ARSSDC, with support from our volunteers at the international competition, including Ms. Anita Gale (Co-Founder) and Mr. Jack Gafford, is introducing an online onboarding workshop designed specifically with a purpose to assist high school students in encoding key elements associated with the competition.

This includes introducing all core departments i.e. structure engineering, operations & infrastructure, human factors, automations etc that needs to be addressed as part of deciphering the Request For Proposal (RFP).

Overall the workshops will provide key information for students to become an effective participant.

Price per student :

For Indian Students:
Rs. 200 + 18% GST per student per session
Rs. 1200 + 18% GST per student for all the sessions.

For Students From Outside India:
Rs. 375 + 18% GST per student per session
Rs. 1865 + 18% GST per student for all the sessions.

Venue:
Online at Zoom

Number of slots available:
495 slots only (First come first serve)

Session 1: Introduction – I by Jack Gafford

August 8, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Indian Standard Time)
  • Getting heavy objects into Orbits
  • Construction in SPACE
  • Drawings & Tables, and how to do them right

Session 2: Structural Engineering Workshop by Ishita Chaturvedi

August 10, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Indian Standard Time)
  • External design configurations & depicting them right
  • What are “down surfaces”
  • Gravity and its quarks, Construction Sequence
  • Interfaces: Docking, Tugs, Retention Mechanisms
  • Raw Material Manipulation: manufacturing, processing, transportation of ores from other planets

Session 3: Automation Design & Robotics by Gaurav Sarraf

August 11, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Indian Standard Time)
  • Construction Robots/Automations
  • Settlement Automation: a closed loop system
  • Robots/Automation/IT and Humans
  • Making Interfaces Smart
  • Automation in manufacturing, processing, transportation

Session 4: Operations & Infrastructure by Rohan Menon

August 13, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Indian Standard Time)
  • Settlement Location: Orbiting/Attached
  • Foundational Infrastructure
  • Construction Equipment
  • Application of Interfaces
  • Transportation & communication in advanced small communities

Session 5: Costing, Scheduling and Business Development by Shubham Garg

August 14, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Indian Standard Time)
  • How to plan your settlement’s development
  • How to estimate costs
  • Understanding the value proposition of the settlement
  • Operational Scenario: Understanding what to deliver

Session 6: Human Factors & Safety by Jincen Mathew

August 15, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Indian Standard Time)
  • I want to live there!
  • Community Designs
  • Relations between demography and floor plan
  • Internal Features of the settlement
  • Residents and their needs
  • Floor Plans: Offices, Entertainment, External Bases.

Session 7: Overview of SSDC by Anita Gale

August 16, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Indian Standard Time)
  • Introduction to the concept of Industry Simulation
  • What is an RFP
  • Decoding the RFP
  • What not to do put in the proposals
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