Jacob J. Meyer is one of the newest members of the NASA Space Grant Ballooning team at the University of Minnesota. He got involved with the ballooning team in May and graduated from Farmington High School in June of 2018. He primarily specializes in configuring radios for inflight operations, and is also leading and assisting many other projects, such as the team’s new social media platforms. He also gets involved in as many outreach events as he can since he believes strongly in the benefits of space science and exploration.
Prior to being on the ballooning team, Jacob spent his junior and senior years as a full-time PSEO student at the University of Minnesota. Along with his rigorous classes, he also started on Farmington High’s varsity football team, tied a school record in weightlifting, lifted a lot, and participated in other, more minor high school activities.
Once he formally arrives on campus this fall, he plans to get involved with the Rocket Team, MURI, Theta Chi, the entrepreneurship club, and professional engineering organizations (such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). He plans to start his own aerospace company around the time he’s 30.