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Session XII: The Next Generation

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Abstract

Small satellites aren’t just enablers of new technologies and systems. They’re enabling a whole new generation of students for whom traditional educational methods don’t seem to work. These students find open-ended, discoverybased, group learning to be more effective than the traditional blackboard-and-textbook educational paradigm. In addition, small-satellite project-based learning not only emphasizes the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering, but also integrates life experiences that result in a different kind of engineer that is more adaptable in today’s rapidly changing work environment.

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Aug 13th, 12:15 PM

Big Potential for Small-Satellite Students

Small satellites aren’t just enablers of new technologies and systems. They’re enabling a whole new generation of students for whom traditional educational methods don’t seem to work. These students find open-ended, discoverybased, group learning to be more effective than the traditional blackboard-and-textbook educational paradigm. In addition, small-satellite project-based learning not only emphasizes the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering, but also integrates life experiences that result in a different kind of engineer that is more adaptable in today’s rapidly changing work environment.