Princeton Satellite Systems engineers give lectures to students in engineering. This spring Stephanie Thomas and Michael Paluszek gave lectures on Spacecraft power systems and spacecraft satellite and actuators to the students in Princeton University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Course Space System Design.
Mr. Paluszek helped supervise the undergraduate thesis of a Princeton University Mechanical Engineering Student Shelley Chan.
Princeton Satellite Systems participates in the MIT Externship Program and the Princeton University Keller Center Internship Program. Every summer Princeton Satellite Systems typically hires 2 to 3 interns. Some of our interns' schools are:
Princeton Satellite Systems started a CubeSat Club for students to learn about spacecraft. The students are building a CubeSat that will be launched in the next 3 years.
Why is everyone so afraid of algebra, trigonometry and calculus? We contend it is because it is taught as "math" instead of being taught as a way to solve interesting problems. After all, math was invented mostly to solve scientific and engineering problems. To test our theory we are writing a book that teaches algebra, trigonmetry and calculus through physical examples. If you read our book you'll learn physics and math! You can download the book here for free! It is a work in progress so feel free to send us comments and suggestions. We are currently testing it with our own children and children of friends.
Send your comments or questions to algebra at psatellite.com.
The book (requires Adobe Acrobat): Learning Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus through Physics for Fourth Through Eighth Graders
Here is a short note on velocity problems: Velocity problems.
Here is a short note on digit problems: Digit problems.
Counting probability is always fun: Counting probability.
Linear equations with inequalities: Inequalities.
Absolute value problems in one dimension: Absolute value problems.
All children like gadgets. They are interested in cars, rockets, aircraft and many other devices. PSS has developed talks that allow elementary school students to try their hands at designing cars and rockets. These talks teach some physics, engineering and math. They also teach children how to work cooperatively in groups.
Kid Motors. Students are organized into 4 design teams as part of an imaginary automobile company.
Read the talk (requires Adobe Acrobat): Kid Motors
You are a Rocket Scientist. Students select a payload to put into orbit and design a rocket. (Simulating the rocket requires MATLAB).
Read the talk (requires Adobe Acrobat): You are a Rocket Scientist
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