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Congratulations MPCG Science Geeks!
MayPort CG team members pictured are: Lance Johnson, Andrew Fugleberg, Marcus Dale, Gracy Leland, Sterling Minkler, and Joshua Weaver.
Congratulations to this year’s winning team for the Near-Space Balloon Competition - MayPort CG Middle/High School! The MPCG Science Geeks studied, “The effects of near space on plant growth and marshmallows.” Faculty advisor for the team was Jonathan Fugleberg. One of the best things the judges and UND staff observed about the MPCG team was the sense of teamwork and mentorship demonstrated throughout every stage of the competition.
Second place was awarded to Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck, who completed research on bacteria growth in a near-space environment. Third place was awarded to Red River High School in Grand Forks, who measured concentrations of various atmospheric gases using an Arduino board. The NDSGC was highly impressed with all teams who competed, and would like to thank all the volunteers, students, teachers, and faculty who went above and beyond to make the 2014 NSBC a success.
If you are a teacher or student at a North Dakota Middle or High School, and would like to get your team involved in the 2015 NSBC, please contact Caitlin Nolby: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need for prior experience in high altitude ballooning! It’s a great way for students to get their hands dirty by designing, constructing, and flying payloads to the stratosphere as a part of a NASA competition. See more details about the NSBC here: http://ndspacegrant.und.edu/pre-college/payload_competition.aspx.