Commissioner of External Affairs

Valerie Veldhuizen


Hello, I’m Valerie, the Commissioner of External Affairs at Artemis III. Currently in my first year of pursuing a master’s in Space Engineering, I recently completed the Aerospace Engineering Bridging Program at TU Delft. In my role, I’m dedicated to building connections between companies and Artemis, seeking potential sponsorship and engaging speakers for our lunch lectures. My aim is to expand my network within the space industry and guide fellow students to discover the diverse opportunities available beyond the research scope of TU Delft. If your company is interested in providing a lunch lecture and gaining exposure to space master students, feel free to contact me, and together we can organize something truly impactful!

Organize a lunch lecture or colloquium every month

Up until now there have been a few lunch lectures by space related companies. My goal this year is to make this a regular event where every month an interesting company is here to talk on what they are doing. I think it’s important that free lunch is provided during the lectures. That will be my mission.

Look into the possibilities for excursions or a case tour

Next to lunch lectures and people coming to talk, it would be cool to really go to a company and see what they are doing there. A lot of companies are really interested in welcoming enthusiastic space students. If possible, this might turn into a case tour where multiple companies will be visited.

Keep in close contact with companies

Since the goal of Artemis is creating a society within the field of space, it’s important to keep in good contact with these companies. This year it will be one of my goals to keep this contact as close as possible where they know who we are and how to reach out to us for example new vacancies or internship possibilities.