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 […]


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. James Flaten

Professor James Flaten serves as the Associate Director of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium (MnSGC), a NASA higher-education program which involves state-wide promotion of all-things-NASA-related. He has taught freshman seminars at the U of MN – Twin Cities on high-altitude ballooning, high-power rocketry, quadcopters, and (mock) picosatellites called CubeSats.  He works with college students and […]


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 […]


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.