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Minnesota College Students Participate in Eclipse Ballooning Project

by , posted on 1:58 PM, April 5, 2024
An all-women student team from St. Cloud State University, St. Catherine University and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will participate in the Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project.


Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) includes development and implementation of two learner-centered activity tracks – engineering and atmospheric science. At sites along the eclipse path, student teams in the engineering track will use innovative larger balloon systems to live stream video to the NASA eclipse website, observe in situ perturbations in atmospheric phenomena, and conduct individually designed experiments. Atmospheric science track teams will make frequent observations by launching hourly radiosondes on helium-filled weather balloons. Student participants will work with atmospheric science experts throughout the project and will publish results in peer-reviewed journals. 

You can learn more about that project by visiting and

You can hear SCSU Professor Dr. Rachel Humphrey describe the Minnesota team project on MPR Minnesota Now