Benjamin Simpson (\’20 Aerospace Engineering) is the former program manager of the AggieSat Laboratory at Texas A&M University. Ben joined the lab during the start of his freshman year as a member of the Attitude Determination and Control Team where he learned the basics of space systems and mission design. Ever since the start of his involvement with the lab, Ben has remained committed towards the development of the space enterprise.
Outside of AggieSat, Ben has had numerous experiences that have enriched his professional development within the space industry. In the summer of 2018, he participated in the Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program where he developed a computational model for water-evaporative micro-thrusters. In the summer of 2019, Ben partook in an internship with The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, VA as a member of the Vehicle Design & Innovation Department. There, he worked on projects related to concurrent engineering, systems engineering, and space architecture design.
Ben is also a fan of classical music. He was a percussionist in high school, playing the snare drum for his school\’s marching band. Additionally, Ben is an avid supporter of Drum Corps International and follows the program regularly each summer.
Ben is currently pursuing master\’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in systems & design at Texas A&M University