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Monday, April 17, 2017

Higher Education Notes: Balloon will send students’ projects into high altitude | Omaha World-Herald

Photo: Rick Ruggles
"Area K-12 students will help launch a high-altitude balloon Friday on the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Scott Campus." summarizes

Photo: The World-Herald

UNO and University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will be involved in the event. It is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. in front of the Peter Kiewit Institute.

The event involves the collaboration Project HALON, which stands for High Altitude Learning Over Nebraska. The project calls for students to help design and build science experiments that will be carried 90,000 to 100,000 feet into the sky. The experiments will descend by parachute after the weather balloon bursts.

The experiments’ location will be tracked from launch through recovery by radio and satellite communication technology.

Among the schools involved are Duchesne Academy, Marian High School and Bluffs Middle School of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

UNK garden and compost site aim to sow seeds of learning
A group of students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will plant a garden and build a compost site on campus.

Volunteers who want to help may show up from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The garden and compost system will be west of the Frank Museum...

‘Guts and Glory’ exhibition in Lincoln looks at parasites 
An exhibition exploring the world of parasites will open Saturday at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall in Lincoln.

The exhibition is titled “Guts and Glory: A Parasite Story” and will run through May 1, 2018.

Source: Omaha World-Herald