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Robert J. Twiggs
Robert Twiggs

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Twiggs, Robert J., Professor of Space Science / Astronautical Engineer
Program/Dept: Space Science / Department of Earth and Space Science
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: M.S.E.E., Microwaves, Standford University; B.S.E.E., University of Idaho
Research Interests:
  • Small Spacecraft
  • Space Systems
  • Space Outreach Educational Devices
Contact Info:
Space Science Center 212G
r.twiggs@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.9594

Bio

Robert Twiggs has been a professor of astronautical engineering at MSU in July 2009. He was instrumental in the development of a space systems curriculum. Prior to his time at MSU, Twiggs was a consulting professor in the aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University for 14 years. He is responsible for developing the curriculum for students interested in designing, building and operating small space experiments. He helped develop the original concepts for the CricketSat, CanSat, CubeSat and the PocketQub for educational applications for use in space. In 2010 he was selected as by the Space News publication as one of 10 space professionals “That Made a Difference in Space”. One of his recent publications is as a co-author of the article “Citizen Satellites” in the February 2011 Scientific American. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and an master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University

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