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San Antonio students show off their work on WEX Foundation’s STEM day

Students in San Antonio worked in teams to construct their rovers and the balloon payload over multiple weekends, using the Magnitude.io CanSat to collect telemetry data and visualize them in real-time. Activities included the Lunar Caves remote vehicle, high-powered rocket, and high altitude balloon reaching about 100,000 ft. The WEX Foundation, LCATS provides a safe and engaging environment for these young learners to broaden their skills and curiosity. We need more of these ultimate STEM…

U.S. Department of Education launches national challenge to bring space missions to high school students

U.S. Department of Education launches national challenge to bring space missions to high school students

We’re proud to serve as a sponsor of CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge from the U.S. Department of Education to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. The Department invites high schools to bring space missions to students by designing and building CubeSat prototypes — in the classroom or at home. Investors predict that space will be the next trillion-dollar industry, and as missions in space continue to expand, so do the…

CanSat High Altitude Balloon Launch – USC: Project Payload

CanSat High Altitude Balloon Launch – USC: Project Payload

USC Viterbi School of Engineering, K12 STEM Center has a program called Project Payload. The focus of the program is for girls to experience engineering first hand. On January 25th 2020, we were brought in to facilitate the launch and recovery of their experimental payload aboard a High Altitude Balloon. Magnitude.io creates extraordinary experiences for learning both in the stratosphere as well as in earth orbit aboard the International Space Station to schools across the...

My dream is to work for NASA – Stockton 2019

Not only were these students totally engaged, but they were also eager to mentor and share with younger students what they have learned. The data and programming team kept the realtime telemetry data being collected. The payload design team secured all the internal experiment and positioned all the electronics. The weather team kept the rest of the class informed on weather condition and flight prediction. The flight management team filed the Notice to Airmen. Their…

Learn how to stream real-time data with Excel from Steve

Learn how to stream real-time data with Excel from Steve

Real-time data with Excel Stephan Unterholzner, a Science teacher at the Sierra High School in Manteca, California, has successfully captured and visualized the real-time data into Microsoft Excel from a CanSat High Altitude Balloon flight reaching almost 100,000 ft. We all call him "Steve U!" Steve has been using Microsoft tools for a long time. This time he is super excited about the new Excel ability to stream live data with IoT devices. Steve would...

SF Friends School Launched a High Altitude Balloon

This year, my classes embarked on a mission of launching a high altitude weather balloon, in cooperation with Magnitude.io. I'm the 8th-grade science teacher at the San Francisco Friends School and though I've been teaching for over a dozen years, I've never done a project like this before. We started the project in January when Ted and Tony came into our class (we are lucky to live close by!) for a kickoff to explain the...

Kentucky State University – STEM Conference for Minority Male

Minority males are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce as compared to their representation in the US population. Roadblocks that continue to challenge minority males include: disparity in access to high-quality STEM educational resources, a lack of role models, and a shortage of highly trained, minority STEM educators. Drawing on findings from current work, this Design and Development Launch Project, led by Morgan State University, will build on an existing regional…

BAAQMD: CanSat Air Quality Student Expo in San Leandro

BAAQMD: CanSat Air Quality Student Expo in San Leandro

The community came together to share and learn the importance the air quality is to our health and what we can do to improve it. Led by their teacher, Megan Thaler, and TK-12 Instructional Coach, Gaia Pine, students from Environmental Science and Chemistry classes ran the experiment, captured sensor data, concluded the findings and helped setup the Air Quality Student Expo at the Barbara Lee Health and Wellness Center in San Leandro. Using the Magnitude.io CanSat: Air Quality Monitor and with the...