High-power Rocketry, Stratospheric Ballooning, & other MnSGC Build Projects at the U of MN

3:30 PM  - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Sep 6, 2017
Olin-Rice Science Center 150

James Flaten, Ph.D., Associate Director of NASA’s MN Space Grant Consortium, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department, U of MN, Twin Cities will present at this joint Physics/Astronomy & Geology Seminar.

In this talk, Dr. Flaten will discuss NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant Consortium (MnSGC), a NASA/aerospace promotion higher education program of which Macalester is a member. In particular, he will discuss MnSGC-sponsored build projects at the U of MN which engage students from many different majors, not just Aerospace Engineering (though that is where the MnSGC is housed on the Minneapolis campus). Dr. Flaten will also talk about two new training initiatives to help people at other schools, possibly Macalester, learn to build and fly high-power rockets and “near-space” craft for stratospheric balloon missions.

Don't forget to join us beforehand for the first departmental TEA of the semester at 3 PM in the OLRI Atrium.

Sponsored By: Geology, Physics & Astronomy

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