City Colleges of Chicago and DePaul University, in partnership with the Illinois Space Grant Consortium, were recently awarded a grant from NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Faculty will use this grant to incorporate high altitude ballooning (HAB) into the science curriculum as a way to engage students in the process and excitement of science.
The High Altitude Ballooning Project at City Colleges of Chicago gives students the opportunity to design payloads, which are sent into the atmosphere to collect data based on a research question. Students learn coding and use the Raspberry Pi.
As a member of the faculty team, Professor Aguila will help students design their science posters, complete their multimedia tutorials, and, well, take photos of the project.