Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space

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Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S. is the only Florida State Certified Educator and Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician in the nation. Gregory holds a Masters in Aeronautical Science: Space Operations Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and previously worked in the Space Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center. After the end of the Space Shuttle Program, Gregory became a Florida Certified Educator and taught science in both secondary public and private schools. Building off of his experience and education in human spaceflight, Gregory is able to draw connections between the aerospace industry and academia, and has successfully administered multiple Mini-Cube Programs with his middle school students. Gregory is currently the National Coordinator of Schools-to-Space, Adjunct Professor at Everglades University for their graduate aviation program, and CEO of AeroSTEM Consulting, LLC.

AeroSTEM Consulting LLC provides aerospace STEM consulting for both schools and private corporations, conducts both written and live workshops for secondary STEM instructors, and gives presentations on subjects related to aerospace, specifically space flight. AeroSTEM Consulting LLC is currently working in partnership with SpaceTEC(r), a National Resource Center for Aerospace Technical Education and partially funded by the National Science Foundation, formulating and implementing their nationwide Schools-to-Space Outreach Program.

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Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space

Introducing the Mini-Cube Program

Authored by Gregory N. Cecil M.A.S.
Edition: 1st

A book written for secondary public and private school STEM instructors, home schooling, and undergraduate STEM courses of study explaining how to set up their own student focused "space program" utilizing the Mini-Cube Program. With this STEM Project Based Learning Activity, students can have the unique, affordable, and challenging opportunity to send experiments via high altitude balloon to an altitude of 100,000 feet (20 miles or 32 km), commonly known as the "edge of space."

Utilizing the scientific method, team work, research, and communicating in writing the results and applications for peer review, students will participate in the full cycle of an actual experiment from the original question to the published results and conduct true science at the edge of space.

Publication Date:
1512274542 / 9781512274547
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Education / Non-Formal Education

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