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


Some recent presentations and exhibits (not all closely related to Space Grant)
  • High-Power Rocketry, exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Dec. 7, 2013
  • Aerospace Opportunities in High-Altitude Ballooning and High-Power Rocketry for Incoming Students at the U of MN – Twin Cities, for the U of MN Backstage Pass program, Nov. 8, 2013, and for College in the Schools – Physics, Nov. 21, 2013
  • Rocketry – Large and Small, for the Saturday with a Scientist program, Bell Museum, U of MN – Minneapolis campus, Nov. 16, 2013
  • (An Introduction to) High-Altitude Ballooning, Physics Departmental Colloquium at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Nov. 14, 2013
  • The Mystery Science Lab (AKA The Haunted Physics Lab), to the U of MN Society of Physics Students chapter, Minneapolis, November 8, 2013, followed by exhibit at the Family Fun Fair in Coffman Union, Nov. 16, 2013
  • Straw Rockets, hands-on activity done at many venues including for Kids on Campus program, U of MN – Minneapolis campus, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7, 2013
  • MN Space Grant Consortium, exhibit at the MN State Fair as part of STEM Day, August 22, 2013
  • High-Altitude Ballooning Workshop (including a flight), U of MN – Minneapolis campus, August 6 & 8, 2013
  • Studying Weather Using Balloons, Sensors, and Morse Code Radios, for Exploring Careers in Engineering and the Physical Sciences program, U of MN – Minneapolis campus, July 11, 2013
  • Using High-Altitude Ballooning to Give Freshmen a Hands-on Introduction to the “Space” Side of Aerospace, ASEE National Conference, Atlanta, June 24, 2013
  • The Visible Universe in 60 Minutes (or Less) lecture followed by Night Songs astronomy visuals for concert, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, June 17, 2013
  • The Physics of Bubbles, for North Suburban Summer Academy, Columbia Heights, June 14, 2013
  • The Physics of Sound and Musical Instruments, presentation and demonstrations done at many venues including Northfield Middle School, Northfield, May 17, 2013
  • Hovercraft Astronauts, presentation and demonstrations done at many venues including Roseville Area Middle School, Roseville, May 10, 2013
  • The Solar System (and the spacecraft we’ve sent out into it), Creek Valley Elementary School, Edina, February 15, 2013

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