AF STEM grant gives students a reason to reach for the skies
Belle Valley School students watch as a high-altitude computer floats into the sky, 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. The project made possible through an Air Force science, technology, engineering, and mathematics grant.