High Altitude Balloon at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree

High Altitude Balloon at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree

On July 25th, 2017, team Magnitude.io had an incredible experience launching a high altitude balloon at the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. The Mt. Diablo Silverado Venture Scouts began learning how to capture atmospheric conditions with the sensors on the CanSat a few months before the event through a series of lectures and engineering challenges. This included weather modeling, flight path predictions, and arranging for FAA flight approval by filing a Notice to Airmen. Everyone in the…

Learning and Assembling CanSat at Brock Elliott Middle School in Manteca Unified School District

Learning and Assembling CanSat at Brock Elliott Middle School in Manteca Unified School District

  Today I stopped at Brock Elliott Middle School in Manteca Unified School District to lend tech support. It was awesome to see Tim Dotterer’s class was totally engaged. They demonstrated teamwork and offered each other help on soldering and de-soldering. Their school district-wide Rocket Launch Day is in mid-March, they need to have their CanSats ready. These students are going to insert their CanSats into a high-powered rocket, capturing data on the velocity of the…

STEM Scholarships from PG&E

STEM Scholarships from PG&E

We have learned about this offer from Livermore School District. PGE has is offering more than 200 scholarships available in 2018. These STEM-focused or Employee Resource Group-sponsored scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000. Applicants for ALL of the scholarships listed below must: Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California…

Russell Independent School in Kentucky is going to the STLP State Final with their ExoLab and CanSat

Russell Independent School in Kentucky is going to the STLP State Final with their ExoLab and CanSat

On December 7th, 2017, Missy Murray at the Russell Independent School in Russell, Kentucky led 2 teams, ExoLab and CanSat, to STLP Regional, STLP Kentucky – Empowering Learning Since 1994. Guess what? “Just wanted to let you know our great news….both of our STLP groups – ExoLab and CanSat – have moved on to compete at the State Level on March 29 with their projects!  Lots of super positive comments about their projects yesterday, lots of…

Lodi News: Plant experiment connects Lodi students, space station

Lodi News: Plant experiment connects Lodi students, space station

This is link to the LodiNews.com article Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:00 pm By John Bays/News-Sentinel Staff Writer Students from Lodi Unified School District began working with the International Space Station on an experiment known as ExoLab for the second year in a row last week, according to LUSD Science Coach Charalee Cunningham. “What we’re hoping is that the students can study the effects of microgravity on plant growth,” Cunningham said. The students will grow…

Preparing for the National Jamboree with CanSat

Preparing for the National Jamboree with CanSat

We spent a day preparing 13 Venture Scouts and Boy Scouts on June 2. These bright and adventurous young scouts will be introducing the functionalities of the CanSat to 40,000 other scouts at the 2017 National Jamboree held at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia in July. They learned how CanSat is the perfect tool for capturing data, investigating phenomena and analyzing data while outdoors. This group will be constructing their CanSat payload for a high…

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

Big thanks to Andres Martinez for inviting us, Magnitude.io, to be part of the “An Evening with NASA” at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose. We had a great time introducing our CanSat and ExoLab to some younger students. We got the students reading live data and doing some math, figuring out how high the balloon is by measuring the barometric pressure. They all got it and their parents were so proud. Superintendent Hilaria Bauer of Alum Rock…

Why young women shouldn’t be afraid to go into STEM!

Women in STEM • My experience in the CanSat Program. Hear from these young women, Darby McCauley and Sol Moisen Ortega, in Lodi High School and Tokey High School what they think about going into the STEM fields. You will be surprised by the amount of support you will get from your school and your classmates.

CanSat at Christa McAuliffe in Lodi

The balloon launch at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Lodi Unified School District led by Samantha McCoy was a huge success. 500 students came out on the front lawn experiencing the event. Students were introduced how CanSat can measure the world around them.