Magaly Perez

Magaly Perez (Macalester class of 2014) was supported for two consecutive summers by the MnSGC. She worked on a project with co-PI R. Rogers that focused on the preservation of tiny vertebrate fossils in ancient Cretaceous rocks in Montana. Magaly is presently completing her master’s degree in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at […]


Sadie Libal

Sadie Libal is from Two Harbors, MN, and defended her Environmental Studies masters thesis at Bemidji State University during the summer of 2017. Her project looked at mercury accumulation in aquatic tree swallow food web of Grand Portage National Monument and how surface water sulfate concentration influences Hg accumulation. Mercury accumulation in Grand Portage was […]


Austin Heins

Austin Heins is from Sioux Falls, SD, and is double major in Physics and Math at Concordia College. He was involved in a research project doing magnetic characterization of iron oxides during the summers of 2015 and 2016. Austin was also part of a team working with the quantum optics activity during the summer of […]


Ethan Och

Ethan is a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the U of M in the Twin Cities. He is originally from the small town of Swanville, Minnesota. He spent the summer of 2017 working on web development projects for the MnSGC, and he now spends his time doing the same for the U of […]


Ben Geadelmann

Ben is a senior in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He is from Adel, Iowa. Ben has been an active member of the high altitude ballooning team since the fall of 2015. During the summer of 2017, in addition to ballooning, he had an internship at Honeywell Aerospace. […]


Christopher Stauffer

Chris Stauffer is from Cass Lake, MN and recently completed his STEM emphasis associates degree at Leech Lake Tribal College. He has participated in the high-powered rocketry program for three years, and with his help, the team won second place at the First Nation’s Launch twice. Chris has spent two summers working as a summer […]


Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson is from Centerville, Minnesota, and is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He has been active with the High-Altitude Ballooning Team and the Rocket Team at the U of M throughout his college career.


Ryan Bowers

Ryan Bowers is from Buffalo, MN, and is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He has participated in multiple MnSGC projects including high-power rocketry and stratospheric ballooning. He spent the summer of 2017 in the MnSGC Ballooning Lab developing and refining payloads for eclipse flights, and helped […]


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.


Austin Langford

Austin Langford is from Germantown, WI, and is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  He has participated in high-power rocketry and stratospheric eclipse ballooning.  Austin had a summer 2017 internship at NASA Langley but returned to Minnesota in time to rejoin the ballooning team for the eclipse […]