Imperial GSDC Summer Programme


Imperial GSDC Summer Programme

4 Popular Topics:Engineering | AI and Machine Learning | Medical | Financial Economics

Session 1: June 26th - July 3rd, 2022 (8 days)

Session 2: July 17th - July 24th, 2022 (8 days)

Grade:10 - 12

Official programme supported by Imperial College London

Intensive academic lectures, seminars and practical courses

Participated in the Global Space Design Challenge, simulated enterprise and accomplish RFP

UK G5 University Application and Career Workshop

Official certificate from Imperial College London with a certificate of participant award from UKSDC


 Imperial Summer School Programme

  • Imperial College London is the world's top ten universities with an international reputation for teaching and research excellence. Imperial is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering, and business. A community of problem-solvers dedicated to find innovative solutions to the world's biggest challenges. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists, and academics through collaboration across disciplines
  • Imperial Summer School Programme chooses the most popular majors. It upholds Imperial's practice-oriented educational model, developing teamwork skills, communication skills, and leadership through group learning and seminars. With design and teamwork challenges, theory with practice to stimulate innovation and practical problem-solving skills. Students will meet top professors' expert teams, scientists to learn more about professional development and consider their future professional choices.


Why Imperial College London


帝国理工优势专业课程:工程学、人工智能、医学和金融经济学等各类前沿学科。同学们将把所学知识学以致用,通过模拟科研团队,完成国际空间站设计方案 RFP( Request for Proposal )。

由帝国理工教授带领专家级别研究团队授课,采取 PBL 项目式新型学习方法,培养同学们“以实践为导向”思维方式。

这个是本夏校最有特色的环节,“国际空间站挑战”已经在帝国理工大学成功举办了 12 届,由于疫情转为在线进行,这也使“远程参与”成为可能。参与该夏校的学生将组建如 SpaceX 一样的科研企业,参与到长达 24 小时的高强度团队科研与太空设计工作。这将是一次难忘的经历,也会是未来申请文书上的绚丽的一笔!

同学们将有机会详细了解如何成功申请英国 G5 大学,了解英国大学校园文化,以及五大学科的真实体验。

直面对应专业精英职场人士 通过体验坊,直面工程师、人工智能工程师、医生、金融从业者等,探 讨相关行业的未来发展空间,探索专业未来职业发展路径。

EPQ 奖学金支持
在国际空间站设计挑战中,获得最佳项目和特别提名的同学将获得 EPQ 研究性学习高额奖学金,ASDAN EPQ 项目被誉为“背景提升神器”,可获牛津剑桥 G5 大学官方推荐和数十所名校降分录取承诺。


*The following are the instructors for the 2022 winter programme, the final instructor is subject to change by Imperial College London.

Dr. Sunday Popo-Ola, Engineering

Head of Creative Design Teaching (Projects), Civil Eng Dept Imperial College London
Dr. Sunday Popo-Ola is currently a Research and Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London. Dr. Popo-Ola has acquired and successful run research project to the sum of £1.5M in the last 5 years.Dr. Popo-Ola has developed a reputation as an expert in the field of fixings and claddings and continues to be a member of the UK’s National Technical Committee (NTC) on Steel Anchors standards.

Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas- Engineering    

Professor of Turbomachinery
Ricardo has an MEng (Hons) Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. He obtained a DPhil in the Rolls Royce University Technology Center at the University of Oxford University

Dr Randall Perry - Engineering & Medical

Dr. Perry is a Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College
Dr. Perry has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He has held the US and Canada National Science Foundation Fellowship at Oxford University and has a NASA certification in Astrobiology.

Dr. Colin Hale - Engineering

Learder in Department's pilot scale absorption plant for carbon capture
Colin holds a Masters degree and Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He developed pioneering techniques for X-ray tomographic imaging of multiphase flows through pipeline which is now deployed widely as well as a pilot scale test facility for replicating asphaltene fouling processes occurring petroleum refinery heat exchangers.

Jenny Lyons - Medical

Director of Education, British Space Science and Engineering Foundation
As a passionate believer in the benets that practical science brings to school-based learning, Jenny has taught in both the private and public sectors and worked with various agencies to promote and fund Science Clubs.

Dr. Amanda Foust - Engineering & Medicine

Lecturer in Department of Bioengineering
After completing her PhD in neuroscience at Yale University, Dr. Amanda went to Imperial College London as a lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering, where she worked on optical technologies and neurobiology, and she is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Joshua McVeagh-Holness - Financial Economics

Infrastructure Debt Investment Analyst at HSBC
Infrastructure Debt Investment Analyst focusing on both IG and HY opportunities in renewable energy, oil & gas, transportation and social infrastructure across North America, LATAM, Europe, South Asia and the Middle East.

Trisha Saxena - Financial Economics  

Trisha currently works in Finance at a large international investment bank in London
Trisha represented the UK at the International Competition. She currently serves as Vice-Chair.

Alison Ahearn - Engineering & Financial Economics

Faculty of Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering
Alison Ahearn is Principal Teaching Fellow at Imperial, based in the Educational Development Unit, with a special interest in engineering education and the development of postgraduates as teachers.

Dr. Ellie Sherrard-Smith - Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health
Dr. Ellie is a UKRI FLF Advanced Research Fellow focusing on infectious diseases. She also co-lead of the Malaria Network of Excellence and part of the malaria modelling group at ICL.

Professor Julian Jones - Medicine & Engineering

Professor of Biomaterials
Julian Jones is a Professor of Biomaterials. Prior to this he held a Royal Academy of Engineering/ EPSRC Research Fellowship (awarded 2004), having completed his PhD here in the department in 2002.

Alina Vizireanu - AI

CEO of Geospatial
Alina is a Geospatial and IT Consultant specialised in design, analysis and implementation of geospatial projects. Being results and detail oriented, innovative, capable of creative problem solving. She is also a Membership Manager at SGAC.

Usman Khosa - Financial Economics

Technology Coverage at Barclays Investment Bank
Usman graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and currently serves as a Vice President at Barclays Investment Bank.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

The 8-day Imperial Summer School Programme has two modules: the first is a 5-day
professional knowledge course; the second is a 3-day Space Design Competition. Students will develop creative thinking and skills such as time management and teamwork.

Each student will choose one of four topics and spend the first five days led by experts. While working in small teams with their tutors to have in-depth academic interactions, exchange ideas, and gain a profound experience of Imperial College London.

Students will simulate an enterprise in their topic as teams and solve problems related to the construction of the future Space Station, such as space engineering, space settlement, and a future city's financial system. The final design will be submitted and presented to a panel of judges.

4 Popular Topics


Background:There are myriad areas: bio-engineering, nanorobotics, AI, 3d printing, space habitats. We will explore some of these topics along with the less well-known aspects of human and operations engineering. We will emphasize space settlement design to explore future engineering within the industry.

Content:Structural Mechanics | Rocketry 101 | Cybersecurity | Sketching | Life Sciences and Human Living Environment | Wearable Computing - Futuristic engineering for Space | Energy Engineering | Legal Liability as a threat to investment on large projects | AI and Robotics | Bio-Engineering | Engineering Geophysics | Systems Engineering

Crowd:Students who are interested in physics, chemistry, and engineering

AI and Machine Learning

Background:Throughout this exclusive online course on artificial intelligence, you'll master deep learning, machine learning, neural networks, and the programming languages required to excel in this exciting area and kickstart your understanding and career in AI.

Content:Introduction to Artificial Intelligence | The Maths Behind AI | AI for Earth and Air | AI of Fire and Water | Satellite AI for Climate and Weather | Remote Medicine on Earth and on Space | Predicting Space Weather with AI | Neural Networks and Deep Learning | Future of Planet AI | AI in Creative Industries | Wearable Technology | Cybersecurity | Risk & Implications of AI

Crowd:Students who are interested in computer science, robotics, autonomous vehicles



课程生命系统 | 种族生态学 | 物种灭绝 | 保护生物学 | 陆海哺乳动物 | 气候变化 | 温室效应与可持续发展战略 | 生态缓解 | 替代能源 | 疾病生态学 | 人类基因与遗传

适合人群:热爱地理 / 生物、对气候变化、生态学及生态系统保护感兴趣的学生


Background:The program gives you an interactive experience with top doctors, who will guide you through exciting simulations, including dealing with major medical incidences and carrying out and understanding an ECG.

Content:History Taking Medicine | Anatomy of the Hand | Neurology and Psychiatry | Wound Healing and Angiogenesis | Malaria | Suturing Workshop | Pharmacology and Plant Medicines | Infectious Diseases | Radiology | Ophthalmology | Medical Issues in Space

Crowd:Students who are interested in medical, biology, and related subject

Financial Economics

Background:Learn about venture-funded startup companies, asset management,
investment strategies, alternate currencies like bitcoin, and other aspects of the industry. Discover what a Chief Financial Officer does and how economists forecast the future.

Content:Statistics for Finance and Economics | Investment Banking | Cash, Alternative Currency, Mastercard and Visa | Multi-Asset solutions | Stock Analysis | Mathematical Finance and Modelling | Private Equity and ETFs | Venture Capital | Fixed income/Infrastructure debt | Introduction to Option pricing | ESG

Crowd:students who are interested in mathematics, finance, economics, and data analysis

Global Space Design Competition


The Global Space Design Challenge is an intensive 3-day competition designed and delivered by top industry and university professionals such as Imperial College London, the only university in the UK to focus solely on science, engineering, medicine, and business. The GSDC is based on the UK Space Design Competition.

This exciting programme provides a realistic industry simulation and controls their own company with the help of mentors. Within 24 hours of receiving the RFP (Request of Proposal) for an existing space environment, students will form companies in small groups to create a virtual headquarters, working as a president, engineer, medical expert, designer, machine learning engineer, financial engineer. They will conduct a series of studies on the International Space Station development, complete a PowerPoint presentation of their proposal, present it in English, expand their cognitive boundaries, and experience the valuable opportunity to work in a large team. Each company will have an experienced mentor in the field as the CEO to guide and advise students.

Competition for 4 Topics

• Engineering —— Build human settlement in space
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning —— Apply the AI to space
• Medical —— Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
• Financial Economics —— Create a new financial system in outer


学生将接受学者和行业专家的在线技术指导、管理培训,为参与挑战做好全面准备。学生将运用所学技术知识,解决真正的空间工程问题,即为人类在太空城市中建立大型人类定居点,成为 STEM 挑战赛的首席工程师或空间科学家!


在正式开始设计之前,同学们会得到描述了“现有”太空基本情况的方案蓝图,比赛中根据蓝图打造和设计机器人系统,让人类在外太空快乐生活。机械臂 Canadarm2 曾是在国际空间站中搬运重物、飞船对接和进行维护工作的有力帮手,可以代替航天员进行高危性的太空行走。人类在太空城市定居,无论是建造过程,还是日常生活,人工智能都拥有巨大的潜力和发展空间,如何让地球上已经成熟的人工智能更好地在太空城市中发挥作用,发掘更多人工智能的应用方式,帮助人类更好地在太空城市中生存和发展。








The students will receive an official certificate from Imperial College London with a certificate of participant award from UKSDC, students who have completed the programme with distinction will gain a special award.

Certificate from IC

Certificate from UKSDC

Programme Infomation


Session1: June 26th-July 3rd, 2022 (8 days);
  • Subject: Engineering | AI | Medicine
  • Session2: July 17th-July 24th, 2022 (8 days)
  • Subject: Engineering | Financial Economics
  • Grade:

    • 10-12


    • English language level equivalent to IELTS level 6.0 or TOEFL 80
    • Recommendation letter from your teacher as proof of English proficiency, and a phone interview with an ASDAN staff member (since the programme is conducted entirely in English)
    • Priority for Students who have gained an ASDAN CoPE/AoPE certificate

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