As an undergraduate, Jack was a member of NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant High-Altitude Ballooning Team. His primary focus was developing a low-cost particulate measuring payload to characterize the particulate content of the atmosphere around 100,000 ft altitude. He also wrote a program to parse APRS data logs from balloon flights and a sensor suite library to streamline the microcontroller coding process.
Jack graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics with a minor in Physics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in December of 2019. He now works as an application developer for Barrios Technology, an on-site contractor at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.