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.


Dr. Ryan Terrien

Ryan Terrien is an assistant professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Carleton College. He works on instrumentation and techniques for high-precision Doppler spectroscopy and exoplanet detection, including the Habitable Zone Planet Finder (HPF) and NEID spectrographs. He also studies the spectroscopic characterization of low-mass stars. His current collaborations with students involve the analysis […]


Dr. Cindy Blaha

Cindy Blaha is the George H. and Marjorie F. Dixon Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Carleton College.  She obtained her B.S. and Ph.D. in physics and astrophysics at the University of Minnesota and has been teaching and doing research with students at Carleton since 1987.  Her astrophysics research centers on a galaxy-wide census of […]


Dr. Abigail Clarke-Sather

Dr. Abigail Clarke-Sather, Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota Duluth’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department, is working with Electrical Engineering undergraduate student (’23) Angela Martini on using stitched sensors to monitor human body comfort and function of garments in space. Conductive thread sewn onto a textile using a cover stitch machine like the edge sewn […]


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 […]


Prof. Eric Kuha

Professor Eric Kuha is the instructor of Information Technology at Leech Lake Tribal College. Eric Kuha teaches by giving his students firsthand experiences by using a hands-on approach to learning with the use of cutting-edge technology. He first studied at Bemidji State University where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and writing and a […]


Gabe Holum

Gabe Holum is a senior physics and mathematics double major at Concordia College and is from Grand Rapids, MN. He is also the president of Concordia College’s Society of Physics Students chapter. During the summer of 2020, Gabe was involved in a project on machine learning. In collaboration with Dr. Luiz Manzoni, he studied the […]


River Beard

River Beard is a physics student at Bethel University in the class of 2021. River is driven to learn how the universe works and wants to use science and engineering to improve the lives of individuals and societies. River is researching the 5S – 5D two-photon transition in Rubidium as an optical frequency standard. The […]


Kei Heltemes

Kei is a current student Augsburg University, double-majoring in Chemistry (ACS-approved) and Physics, and minoring in Mathematics. He is also the president of both the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the Augsburg Chemistry Society (ACS). He has participated in several different research projects in various disciplines. In the summer of his sophomore year, Kei […]


Freja Olsen

Freja Olsen is from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and majored in physics at Carleton College. Freja, in collaboration with Adam Ickler and Dr. Ryan Terrien, worked on a project to refine techniques for the measurement of atomic absorption lines in the spectra of low-mass stars during the summer of 2020. She led the development of […]