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ERIC Number: EJ1118005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2227-7102
An Assessment of Educational Benefits from the OpenOrbiter Space Program
Straub, Jeremy; Whalen, David
Education Sciences, v3 n3 p259-278 Sep 2013
This paper analyzes the educational impact of the OpenOrbiter Small Spacecraft Development Initiative, a CubeSat development program underway at the University of North Dakota. OpenOrbiter includes traditional STEM activities (e.g., spacecraft engineering, software development); it also incorporates students from non-STEM disciplines not generally involved in aerospace engineering projects such as management, entrepreneurship, education and fine arts. The value of the program to participants is analyzed quantitatively, in terms of improvement related to five key learning objectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Grant or Contract Numbers: EPS814442