Academic High Altitude Conference


6th Annual 2015 Academic High-Altitude Conference

June 24-26, 2015
DePaul University - Chicago, IL
Additional Workshops: June 22, 23

Conference Schedule


Welcome to the Academic High-Altitude Conference!

Official announcement coming soon!

History of the AHAC

Since 2008, Taylor University and StratoStar Systems have hosted High-Altitude Balloon Workshops for professors through funding provided by a National Science Foundation grant. During these workshops, professors learned how to start their own balloon program using the High-Altitude Research Platform (HARP) and incorporate the balloon into the classroom.

In 2010, Taylor University created the Academic High-Altitude Conference (AHAC) in response to the desire of many of those participants to collaborate with other institutions and advance their programs. The Academic High-Altitude Conference is dedicated to the use of high-altitude platforms to advance STEM education and research. It is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, discussing best practices and advancing the use of near-space to inspire students.

Call for Papers, 2015

Call for papers coming soon.

2015 Conference Topics

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Details and Registration

Registration is coming soon.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

 Mon - June 22Tue - June 23Wed - June 24Thur - June 25Fri - June 26
A.M.Technical WorkshopTechnical WorkshopBalloon LaunchConferenceConference
P.M.Technical WorkshopEducation WorkshopConference and Poster SessionConference and BanquetBusiness Meeting

Technical Workshop

Workshop information coming soon. Want to lead a workshop? Contact Ethan Harstad.

Educator's Workshop

Workshop information coming soon. Want to lead a workshop? Contact Ethan Harstad.

Conference: June 24-16

Conference information coming soon.

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On-Campus Housing

Loding information coming soon.

Off-Campus Lodging

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Travel/Extracurricular Information

Travel information coming soon.

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Abstract/Paper Submission

Paper submission is not yet open.

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