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 […]


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 […]


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. James Flaten

Associate Director of the NASA Minnesota Space Grant Consortium. James Flaten is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


Dr. Alec Habig

Alec Habig is a professor in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UMD, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. He studies cosmic rays and neutrinos in the fun hybrid field of Particle Astrophysics, with detectors in both deep underground labs and at Fermilab.


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. Keith Stein

Keith Stein is a professor in the Physics & Engineering Department at Bethel University. He has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, with past research activities focusing on the modeling of parachute dynamics and fluid-structure interactions. He is currently involved in student-faculty studies of compressible flows and shock waves, including work on high-speed video imaging techniques.


Dr. Carl Isaacson

Carl Isaacson has been the Affiliate Director of the MnSGC at Bemidji State University since 2014 and works in the Center of Environmental, Economic, Earth, and Space Studies at Bemidji State University. He is a chemist whose primary research interest is improving water quality. Over his career he has worked on both organic and inorganic environmental […]