SaxaVord Spaceport Appoints Mason Robbins as Its Education Officer

23rd Dec 2021
SaxaVord Spaceport Appoints Mason Robbins as Its Education Officer

SaxaVord Spaceport, formerly known as Shetland Space Centre, has announced the appointment of a new education officer. As part of the position, Mason Robbins will be responsible for developing education and skills training programmes to support space industry development in Scotland

SaxaVord Spaceport Education Officer on the Opportunity 

Mason Robbins, who has a PhD in Science and Technology from the University of Edinburgh, said he is excited about a new position in the Shetland Space Centre. Besides his interest in science and innovation, Dr Robbins is also a keen lacrosse player who had worked as Hub Ambassador for Barcelona Football Club and MBA Executive Assistant for Real Madrid Football Club. Currently, Robbins acts as the European Lacrosse Federation VP — that, on top of his new position as the Shetland Space Centre Education Officer. 

While it may seem that Mason already has a lot on his plate, Dr Robbins is very excited to join the SaxaVord Spaceport team. He says that education and training skills are no less important than the spaceport infrastructure and adds that he is determined to help strengthen this crucial spaceport development aspect. 

Dr Robbins adds that space is an exciting and rapidly evolving sector that now has hundreds of opportunities — not only for the young but also for the retirees. That is exactly why it is so important to invest in education to make sure the industry keeps evolving. 

Shetland Space Centre Executives on the Partnership

Yvette Hopkins, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at the SaxaVord Spaceport, is equally excited to have Mason Robbins on board. Ms Hopkins says the whole Shetland Space Centre team is delighted to have Mason working on such a vital spaceport development aspect. SaxaVord Spaceport Executive is confident that Dr Robbins will put his best efforts into building ties with leading schools and universities in Scotland. 

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