I do believe that space-oriented, hands-on projects are great for educating not only engineers and scientists, but virtually everyone. One of the side projects, which I've started, the University of Southampton Small Satellite, serves exactly this purpose. I presented a paper, where we describe how building a small satellite improves the way engineering and science students are taught. We also mention how a project like this proves to be an inspiration to fine art students, and how it could even be used to educate lawyers or business students.
This blog is mainly intended to write about my research. So if that's the sort of information that you, dear reader, are after you've come to the right place. I may give way to my epoistolographic needs sometimes, however, so be prepared.