Montshire Talks: From Video Games to Satellites: The Evolution of a Career and a CubeSat Program
Name: Montshire Talks: From Video Games to Satellites: The Evolution of a Career and a CubeSat Program
Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Montshire Talks: Space! is a conversation and performance series that examines the intersection of science, space, and culture. For years, Dr. Carl Brandon at Vermont Technical College, his colleague, Dr. Peter Chapin and their students have been working on miniaturized satellites called CubeSats for use in space research. In fact, they launched a CubeSat that is considered the only successful satellite of any kind launched by a college on the East coast of the United States. Dr. Brandon’s work has spanned the sciences, from developing video games to studying bat flight aerodynamics. How does a career in science evolve, from physicist to rocket scientist? And how do you use this rich and varied experience to cultivate a successful CubeSat program?