June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Community Engagement Division
It is presented here, how a rural community was engaged, through its local high school, on the design of a payload to be deployed through a stratospheric platform. In this particular case, low cost open source hardware was integrated to a High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Payload. The main purpose of this activity was to support STEM education in rural communities by encouraging high school students to design, build, test, operate and data process HAB Payloads. The learning of fundamentals of this type of technology as well as, the study of the previous art, the design of experiments, the wiring of sensors to a microcontroller board and the open source program coding were all valuable learning experience to students. As a result of the success of this activity, in supporting STEM education, made the local government initiate the process to include Space Education as part of the curriculum initiatives.
Gonzalez Chamorro, O. M., & Samaniego Balbuena, G. R., & Kurita, J. H. (2019, June), Engagement in Practice: Final Design Projects on High-altitude Balloon Payload, Integrated with Low-cost Open Source Hardware, a Tool for STEM Education in Rural Paraguay – a Case Study Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32711
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