Lakers Rocket Team at Leech Lake Tribal College

The Lakers Rocket Team at Leech Lake Tribal College creates high-powered rockets yearly to compete in the First Nations Launch in Kenosha, WI. The competition is focused on giving Tribal Colleges across the United States $3000 to build, travel, and launch their rockets at the Bong Recreation State Park in Wisconsin. For the competition in […]


MN Space Grant Is Holding a Quadcopter Competition – Sign up this September

** Preamble ** Here is a “doable in the days of COVID-19” student competition you might be interested in. Participants will learn about drones, soldering, microcontroller programming, electronic sensors, and more. If you have questions, contact Thelma Berquo tberquo@cord.edu at Concordia College – Moorhead. First steps are (1) sign up a faculty adviser no later than the […]


Dr. Demoz Gebre-Egziabher

Director of the NASA Minnesota Space Grant Consortium. Demoz Gebre-Egziabher is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


Gabe Holum

Gabe Holum is a Physics and Mathematics double major at Concordia College and is from Grand Rapids, MN. During the summer of 2020, Gabe was involved in a project on machine learning. In collaboration with Dr. Luiz Manzoni, Gabe studied the literature and investigated the applications of machine learning to physics. Along with studying multiple […]


Studying Emission-Line Survey of Local Group Galaxies at Carleton College

At Carleton College, research is being done on how stars and gas interact to affect the evolutionary history of local galaxies. Their group has been working on M31 and M33, spiral galactic neighbors to the Milky Way, plus seven of our dwaf galaxy neighbors, and they have compiled a complete sample of ionized hydrogen or […]


Taylor-Couette Flow Apparatus Formation at Bethel University

At Bethel University, student Jake Stein worked to build three Taylor-Couette flow apparatuses for their Physics department. The creation of these apparatuses required research and prototyping to be done beforehand in order to best understand the math and science behind these physical devices. After the Taylor-Couette apparatuses have been assembled, future fluid mechanics students and […]


Midwest High-Power Rocketry Competition Delayed for Fall 2020

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties in Minnesota (and around the country), the Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocketry Competition will be put on hold for fall 2020. Unfortunately, we will not be announcing a 2020-2021 challenge at this time; not even one which could be done by teams exclusively at their home institution and […]


Thunder Rocketry Club at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

  The Thunder Rocketry Club at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has been building and launching high power rockets for over ten years. Their first experiences were with the First Nations Competition in Wisconsin, but as of late, they have been attempting the MnSGC Midwest Competition, which is closer to home. The Thunder […]


Prof. Erick Agrimson

Professor Erick Agrimson uses high altitude weather balloons (HABs) as a delivery method to send up payload boxes with varied instrumentation to study the stratosphere. As a part of physics department at St. Catherine University, a team of collaborative undergraduate researchers select HAB related projects to work on. A current item of interest is the […]


Dendrochronology at Bemidji State University

It is often uncommon to find field-based teaching in the study of ecology. At Bemidji State University, undergraduate students in the Center for Sustainability Studies are given the opportunity to learn material, such as patterns in the growth rings of trees to interpret environmental changes, through hands-on learning. This allows the students to learn landscape […]