This article presents an assessment of the benefits gained by undergraduate students who participated in the OpenOrbiter Small Spacecraft Development Initiative. It provides an overview of the program and its learning objectives, as they apply to undergraduate students. It compares the learning impact between students who participated and those who assumed leadership roles. Qualitative assessment with regard to benefits is also discussed. The article extrapolates from these results to identify program elements that were particularly instrumental in delivering the positive benefits discussed. Finally, future work is discussed.
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Straub, Jeremy; Whalen, David; and Marsh, Ronald, "Assessing the Value of the OpenOrbiter Program's Research Experience for Undergraduates" (2014). Computer Science Faculty Publications. 24.