A PhD in Physics from the University of Groningen and positions as a research scientist at Caltech and Stanford University enabled Ioana to join NASA. Here, she uses Innovative Strategies to provide Leadership to the NASA Space Portal and the Emerging Space Office to identify and articulate the economic and humanitarian potential and benefits of commercial microgravity applications on the International Space Station and other commercial carriers for the future development of a flourishing economy in low-earth orbit.
After receiving his PhD in Human Genetics, Florin is now involved in an experimental study of the Romanian DNA in collaboration with a university in Italy. He also gets involved in research projects and teaching activities at the Department of Human Genetics from the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest. With an interest in Science Fiction, Florin is also a member of the Romanian Science Fiction & Fantasy Society and editor at Fantastica.
Ştefania is founder of HacKIDemia and Afrimakers, former Googler and graduate from an international Erasmus Mundus master of Media Engineering for Education (France, Spain, Portugal). In the summer of 2012 was also the Education Teaching Fellow at Singularity University at NASA where she advised and coached 80 students from 36 countries. In the past 3 months she travelled in 8 African countries and trained local teams of makers to design and create hands-on projects that could solve local challenges like access to electricity, clean water, health.
Adrian is the initiator of the Annual Competition for Architectural Students and a member of the PRISPA team, a project presented before at TEDxBucharest. After the PRISPA project, he continued to investigate sustainability by designing and constructing an educational and vocational centre for a community in Boldesti-Scaieni.