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James A. Flaten
Associate Director of the MN Space Grant Consortium and Contract Associate Professor

Presentations, Exhibits, and Events in 2017

(most, but not all, related to Space Grant)
  • MN Space Grant Exhibit of student-built aerospace hardware, Minneapolis Public Schools STEM Expo (for middle school students), Minneapolis Convention Center, February 2, 2017
  • Stratospheric Ballooning, presentation to College in the Schools physics teachers, U of MN, February 10, 2017
  • CubeSat-Ballooning Exhibit with AEM 1805 freshman projects class, U of MN, May 4, 2017
  • Stratospheric balloon flights with local schools on May 25 and June 7, 2017. (Over 10 additional balloon flights with U of MN stratospheric ballooning students in 2017.)
  • Host the Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition, North Branch, May 20-22, 2017 (more details posted at /msgc/Space_Grant_Midwest_Rocketry_Competition_2016_2017/)
  • Hovercraft Astronauts and Newton's Law's of Motion, Mandarin Immersion Academy (4th grade), St. Paul, June 6, 2017
  • Parachutes, Eureka summer camp (9th grade), U of MN, July 6, 2017
  • Hovercraft Astronauts, Eureka summer camp (8th grade), U of MN, July 13, 2017
  • High-Power Rocketry and Stratospheric Ballooning Exhibit with ME 4090 summer class, U of MN, August 3, 2017
  • Eclipse Ballooning Exhibit and Public Talk (twice), Pre-Eclipse Block Party with Bell Museum, U of MN, August 13, 2017
  • Eclipse “expedition” to Grand Island, NE, to observe the total solar eclipse from the stratosphere, August 21, 2017 (more details, including video clips, posted at Eclipse Ballooning Website eclipse trip page)
  • MN Space Grant Consortium Exhibit (mostly on eclipse ballooning) at the MN State Fair, STEM Day (August 24, 2017) and U of MN building (August 27, 2017)
  • Eclipse ballooning exhibit at NASA Space Grant Directors National Meeting, Grand Forks, ND, September 14, 2017
  • Helped plan the 2017 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference, U of MN, September 28-29, 2017
  • Presentations at 2017 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference
  • Hosted the national Academic High-Altitude (Ballooning) Conference – AHAC 2017 – with Eclipse Ballooning as main theme, U of MN, October 27-28, 2017
  • Presentations at AHAC 2017 with students on the U of MN ballooning team:
  • Eclipse Ballooning and Opportunities for Teachers (presentation), Minnesota Conference on Science Education (MnCOSE), St. Cloud, November 10, 2017
  • Rideable hovercraft activity, YMCA after school program, Prairie View Elementary School, Eden Prairie, November 15, 2017
  • National Space Grant Eclipse Ballooning Project (presentation), MN Astronomical Society monthly meeting, Roseville, December 7, 2017
  • The Physics of Sound and Musical Instruments (presentation and demonstrations), Creek Valley Elementary School (3rd grade), Edina, December 8, 2017
  • Stratospheric Ballooning Exhibit with AEM 1805 freshman-projects class, U of MN, December 12, 2017
  • Astronomy visuals for “Night Songs” choir concert, University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis, December 14, 2017

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