This paper begins to characterize the educational outcomes that can be produced from student participation in a small spacecraft development program. We asked students what benefits they expected to receive from program participation and we asked them, at the end of the semester, what benefits they had received. We also characterized student performance through the use of post-participation Likert-like scale questions and the use of a widely-used questionnaire for assessing student research participation outcomes. We compare benefit expectation and attainment, characterize the level of benefits received across multiple types of participation and assess the effect of program participation on subject-specific learning. We also discuss plans to expand this study to a wider-scale analysis of the impact of small spacecraft participation.
- Educational Expectations,
- Educational Outcomes,
- Student Benefits,
- Small Satellite,
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