WELCOME TO STAR NEWSPACE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Course Overview: This class takes gives an introduction to the NewSpace Economy and space technology industry. For half the course, you (as a student) learn in a traditional class structure from the student course instructor and industry experts (see 'Guest Speakers' below). The other half of the course provides you with hands-on experience working for real start-ups in the industry. You will get to interact and get feedback from company founders as you work on projects for your chosen start-up. Projects that you work on can be listed on your resume since your work will be a result that startups use.
This DeCal is open to any Berkeley student, and we'll be accepting students of all ages, backgrounds and majors (both technical and non-technical). Students will be mentored throughout their projects and will have an opportunity to learn and grow together. We're simply looking for students with a passion for the space industry!
Class Lecture Time: Tuesdays, 5 - 6:30 pm (synchronous, but if you have problems, email us!)
Class Project Work Time: Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm (this is preliminary and can be changed depending on your schedule once you are enrolled in the class).
STAR NSE is an off-shoot of Cal's rocketry team - STAR. You can find out more information about our parent organization here!
SPRING 2021 PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS
Project Descriptions: For the Spring 2021 semester, we have partnered with various companies. Students can select the startup they want to work with during the class application. Each company has a project they want us to complete with them. Some projects will have more technical skills and some more business. For this reason, we encourage students of all backgrounds and majors to apply.
An overview of the semester projects students will work on can be seen below.
Attorney, Expert in Space Law & Policy
Leading Expert in Space Entrepreneurship & Finance, General Partner @ SpaceFund
VP of Business Growth @ Orbital Transports Inc.,
Principal & Co-founder @ Earth-Space Commerce Advisors, LLC
Partner, Perkins Coie
Dr. Natalie Rens
Founder of Astreia
Chief Operating Officer and executive leader of the Center for Innovation and Education, Space Foundation
Co-Founder of Several Space Companies, Investor, & Space Visionary
More speakers will be portrayed on the website soon!
OUR PARENT ORGANIZATION
Space Technologies and Rocketry at Cal
STAR was founded to breach the education gap left by Berkeley's lack of an aerospace major. Five years on STAR has designed, built and flown a fleet of rockets, enjoyed success at multiple rocketry competitions and are going from strength to strength with over 80 active members working on a wide range of exciting new projects, such as stage separation, liquid rocket engines, custom solid motors, and a drone which deploys mid flight!
STAR realized that another education gap is the non-purely-technical side of the NewSpace industry, and so STAR NSE was set up to teach Berkeley students these skills through hands-on work with real companies in the industry!
You can find more information on STAR here