Emma Krieg

Emma is a member of NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant High-Altitude Ballooning Team who is working on many different projects. Her main focus is experimenting with CubeSats and high-altitude ballooning; she has helped to design a P-POD (the deployment method used in space to deploy CubeSats) that can fly on a balloon stack and simulate a […]


The Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition

The MnSGC and Tripoli MN, a local high-power rocket club, are running the 2018-2019 Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition (where “Midwest” just indicates the location of the competition, which is open to college student teams from all around the nation). In this competition college student teams are challenged to design, build, and fly an […]


Austin Eiler

Austin Eiler is from the small town of Markesan, Wisconsin and graduated from the U of MN in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics with a minor in Astrophysics. Austin is interested in rocket propulsion and all things related to aviation. His time with the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium has taught […]


Space Grant “TED Talks” on Friday, April 19

States from the Midwest Region of NASA’s Space Grant program will offer an open videocon from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time containing three back-to-back “TED Talks.” The three topics for this videocon are (a) Teaching Introductory Physics Using High-Power Rocketry, (b) Doing Plant Genetics Research on the ISS, and (c) Using Rideable Hoverboards for […]


Steven Hauschildt

Steven Hauschildt is from Millville, Minnesota and he is working on a masters degree in aquatic biology at Bemidji State University. His project looks at perch growth from hatch through the first several weeks of development and how human inputs to surface water influences this development.


Dr. Thelma Berquo

Dr. Thelma Berquo is an instructor in the physics department at Concordia College, and she has been working with magnetic characterization of geological and lab prepared iron oxides samples. The iron phases are present on Earth and are analogs of phases on Mars’s surface. Mossbauer spectroscopy is used to investigate the contribution of particle size […]


Jordan Bartlett

Jordan is currently working for the Minnesota Space Grant High-Altitude Ballooning Team. Through the team, she has worked on a project designing and testing a device to simulate the launch of CubeSats in a ballooning environment. The CubeSats remain attached to the ballooning stack but are “deployed” from a mock P-POD to expose them to […]


Jack Stutler

Jack is a member of NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant High-Altitude Ballooning Team. Jack’s primary focus is developing a low-cost particulate measuring payload to characterize the particulate content of the atmosphere around 100,000 ft altitude. He has also written a program to parse APRS data logs from balloon flights and is currently writing a sensor suite […]


University of Minnesota SmallSat Team

The U of MN SmallSat team in the Twin Cities is currently working on two small satellite payloads named EXACT and SOCRATES. These are acronyms that stand for “Experiment for X-ray Characterization and Timing” and “Signal Opportunity CubeSat Ranging And Timing Experiment System,” respectively. EXACT is looking primarily at X-rays from the sun and SOCRATES […]


Elise Linna

Elise Linna graduated from Augsburg University in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics. During her time at Augsburg, Elise participated in various research opportunities and teaching assistantships thanks to the NASA Space Grant. These opportunities included research on Graphene Oxide, assisting in a modern physics lab, and leading a group […]