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MSGC Apprenticeship Projects

 2015-2016
Student Project Title Institution
Joseph Bretz Understanding Magnetar Quasi-periodic Oscillations MSU - Bozeman
Colin Delaney Validation of a Heat Sink Design for a Radiation Tolerant Computer (RTC) MSU - Bozeman
Reed Hovenkotter Improved Balloon Tracking Prediction Program Using the Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) Model. University of Montana
Matt Johnson Creating Radiation Environment Models and Packaging and Analyzing ITSPINS MSU - Bozeman
Nevin Leh Automation of Satellite Down-Linking Process MSU - Bozeman
Micaela Moreni Development of a Helium Release Valve for Zero Pressure Balloons MSU - Bozeman
Hannah Mohr Assembly and Testing of FIREBIRD CubeSat. MSU - Bozeman
John Ryter Novel nanostructured ceramic coatings for extreme aerospace applications MSU - Bozeman
David Schwehr Electronically Aimed Camera MSU - Bozeman
Tylor Stewart Thermal Regulation of the CubeSAT MSU - Bozeman
Skylar Tamke Antenna tracker for high altitude balloon flights MSU - Bozeman
Dylan Trafford Development and Testing of an Eclipse Real-Time Video Payload MSU - Bozeman
Daniel Wilkerson Forecasting Internal Atmospheric Gravity Waves. University of Montana
 2014-2015
Student Project Title Institution
Timothy Basta Development of a high altitude balloon solid payload descent vehicle that does not require a parachute MSU - Bozeman
Angelita Bearquiver The Sediment Transplant Experiment MSU - Billings
Trevor Clark Further Development of Systems to Wirelessly Transmit Images MSU - Bozeman
Reed Hovenkotter Improved Balloon Tracking Prediction Program Using the Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) Model. University of Montana
Matthew Handley Operation and maintenance of the satellite ground station at SSEL, for FIREBIRD, PrintSat, and HRBE CubeSat missions MSU - Bozeman
Victoria Kong Developing Combinatorial Techniques to Reproducibly Synthesize Metal Oxide Semiconductor Thin Films for the Efficient Photoelectrolysis of Water Carroll College
Scott Miller Use of an Iridium satellite modem for sending pictures from high-altitude weather balloons and development of a computer controlled two-axis antenna or telescope aiming system. MSU - Bozeman
Patrick Moholt Development of International Space Station, ISS, stack for the RTcMISS or Artemis mission. MSU - Bozeman
Hannah Mohr FIREBIRD Assembly, Testing, Fabrication and Ground Operation MSU - Bozeman
Noel Stewart Visualizations of diverse satellite images for comparisons of environmental conditions. Salish Kootenai College
Eric Wall Evolution of the parasitic bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, in a multi-host system: A model for the origin of mitochondria University of Montana
Tyler Stewart Fundamental investigation of Al, Cr, and Si coatings on nickel-based super alloys in Low Temperature Hot Corrosion MSU - Bozeman
 2013-2014
Student Project Title Institution
McLain Leonard Fundamental investigation of Al, Cr, and Si coatings on nickel-based super alloys in Low Temperature Hot Corrosion MSU - Bozeman
Timothy Basta Development of high altitude balloon zero pressure valve and integration into existing flight systems MSU - Bozeman
Jerry Johnson Thermal Analysis and Design of CubeSat Systems MSU - Bozeman
Patrick Moholt FIREBIRD Design, Fabrication, and Assembly MSU - Bozeman
Myunghoon Kim Synthesis and study of a novel family of conjugated organic compounds with potential applications in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) Carroll College
 2012-2013
Student Project Title Institution
Seth Berardinelli FIREBIRD Flight Software Design, Documentation, Implementation, Integration and Testing MSU - Bozeman
Andrew Crawford Edison Demonstration of Spacecraft Networks MSU - Bozeman
Adam Gunderson Energetic Particle Integrating Space Environment Monitor MSU - Bozeman
Matthew Handley Energetic Particle Integrating Space Environment Monitor MSU - Bozeman
Jordan Maxwell Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-6) MSU - Bozeman
Sanford Moore Electrodynamic Tether Assessment System MSU - Bozeman
Brian Redman Testing a Low-cost All-Sky Infrared Cloud Imager MSU - Bozeman
Nick Ryhajlo FIREBIRD Flight Software Implementation, Data Storage adn Retrieval, and Ground Operations MSU - Bozeman
Noel Stewart Blue Camas Research Project Salish Kootenai College
Ryan Young Search Coil Magnetometer for Aurora Detection Salish Kootenai College
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