AF STEM grant gives students a reason to reach for the skies
Dr. Donna Senft Air Mobility Command chief scientist, and Cynthia Doil, Scott Air Force Base school liaison officer, watch as Belle Valley School eighth graders Pejah Sanford, Caleb Luecking, and Jaliah Perkins prepare for the grand finale of their year-long science, technology, engineering, and mathematics project made possible through an Air Force STEM grant, Nov. 30, 2018, Belleville, Illinois. Three schools, Emge Junior High School, Smithton Middle School and Belle Valley School, worked together to launch a balloon that carried a high-altitude computer, which analyzed data ranging from altitude and coordinates traveled to temperature and pressure. The students found the popped balloon 140 miles away in Mount Carmel, Illinois.

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