Dr. Susan Ip-Jewell
Susan Ip-Jewell has been a leader, innovator, speaker and educator in the areas of space exploration, space medicine, “Let’s get S.T.E.A.M.E.D”. edutainment, and Astropreneurship for many years. She has presented at many international space summits and conferences, for example, Aerospace Medical Association, AsMA, Intersteller Starship Congress, 2017 Next Gen Suborbital Research Conference, 2017 New Worlds Conference, and Mars Society Convention 2017, to name a few. Susan is a graduate of International Space University (ISU), a recipient of the Google scholarship to attend Singularity University, SU, Graduate Studies Program (GSP15), at NASA Ames in San Francisco. She is a core leadership team for SU Los Angeles Chapter, SULA, member of Aerospace Medical Association, Aerospace Human Factors Association, Space Medicine Association, and Mars Society SoCal Chapter. Susan has garnered extensive knowledge and skills in astronautics, exponential technology space medicine and human factors. She has trained in building crew teams for exploratory expeditions and analog missions in isolated and extreme environments. Her extensive background in building teams and excellent business and communication skills has led to the formation of Mars Academy USA (MAU), Mars Without Borders (MWOB), and Space Surgery Institute (SSI). These organizations are focused on developing, simulation-based learning training programs, technological and innovative concepts, VRAR sim training “edutainment” content to improve quality of lives for Space and Earth, promote “Let’s get S.T.E.A.M.E.D”TM education, and pioneer visionary ideas for human space exploration and future settlements on Mars and Moon. Currently, she is focused on developing Mars Academy USA (MAU), a 21st century academy offering experiential learning and unique fully immersive OUTDOOR and INDOOR Analog Astronaut Training programs for NextGen young astronauts, professionals, scientists, and astropreneurs.
MAU is creating a new paradigm in learning using exponential technologies, simulation-based learning, and edutainment. MAU is an organization with a mission to train the Next-Gen Analog Astronauts and leaders. Since 2016, MAU has been developing, testing, and implementing a patent-pending commercial “Portable Integrated Turn-key Analog Astronautics Simulation Training System”TM and creating a unique “Let’s get S.T.E.A.M.E.D”TM (Science, Technologies, Engineering, Art, Maths, Exponential, Digital VRAR) workshops and programs focusing on exponential technologies, such as, VRAR, 3D/4D Printing, and Artificial Intelligence AI. The company offers their unique “space-focused edutainment” programs to academia, commercial and corporate markets, for example, working with Singularity University and integrating MAU’s simulation workshops for a new Executive Program at NASA Ames, and implementing the multi-day training “MarsFest” programs at their indoor Los Angeles Cross Campus facilities. The mission of the organization is to educate, empower, entertain, engage, and expand an international, global “voice” in support of human space explorations, technological innovations to enable future settlement on off-world planets, such as, Mars and Moon, with a direct focus in spin-off “benefits” for improving life on Earth.
Her long-term vision is to develop the first commercial astronaut corp where the organization will provide services to the commercial space industries. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Marie Marvinght Award in Technologies and Innovations for Space” by Aerospace Medical Association recognizing pioneering visionaries in space exploration, and the National Space Foundation “Living in Space” Award for pioneering future space innovations and enabling development of Martian settlements. Susan was co-founder of The Clinic, LLC an early pioneer company offering integrated wellness and telemedicine in Los Angeles . www.linkedin.com/in/susanipjewell www.marsacademy.space www.spacesurgeryinstitute.com