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Dr. Beik Mohammadi and Dr. McHugh win an award to carry on the NASA-sponsored LaACES balloon flight project at Loyola

LaACES balloon flight project provides a unique opportunity for those who want to participate in a team project and learn basic electronics, programming, interfacing. Two Loyola student teams will build balloon payloads to measure various properties such as temperature and pressure during flight. At the end of the project, participating students will have a paid trip to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Texas. They will collect, analyze, and present the data collected during the flight. Special thanks to last year’s outstanding student participants!

Are you a student and interested in participating? Contact Dr. Jamileh Beik Mohammadi at or Dr. Martin McHugh at