Taped last year at the CalPoly CubeSat Workshop, Morehead State University Professor and co-inventor of the CubeSat, Bob Twiggs, talks about student projects and space. As the creator of the CubeSat, he has always looked for ways to take students and organizations to orbit.
That of course makes him a perfect fit for Kentucky Space.
Last week, he delivered via the web the first of many lectures to 53 students in four Kentucky high schools. Taught by Prof. Twiggs as part of STEM SpaceLab, SSE 120, or Space Systems and Electromechanics, is a systematic initiative to reach and develop space science and engineering talent in Kentucky. Students successfully completing the course will receive dual high school and college credit.
While learning about the engineering and development of functional spacecraft from Bob Twiggs might be reward enough, the goal of STEM SpaceLab is much more ambitious: to take this new knowledge and apply it. At the end of a multi-year curriculum, high school students will fly real payloads on high altitude balloons or the International Space Station.
Shop was never like this.