Trevecca Nazarene University

Conference focuses on the skies

When the Academic High Altitude Conference convenes today, June 27, on Trevecca’s campus, the first activity will be a high-altitude balloon launch. The balloon will carry experiments created in pre-conference workshops by participants.

This year is the first for this conference to be held in Nashville. Trevecca is pleased to host this year’s event that will bring together scientists, professors, and educators from Canada and all over the United States who teach or work in the field of high-altitude research.

Conference speakers are David Voss and Paul Verhage. Voss is the program manager for the University NanoSat (Nanosatellite) Program at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Verhage, a former United States Air Force officer and college network administrator, teaches electronics at Washburn Institute of Technology, in Topeka, Kansas.

Three conference events are open to the public: 

  • Student poster viewing and exhibits—1 PM to 4:30, Convocation Center, Boone Business Bldg.
  • Balloon launch—1 PM, open area adjacent to Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene
  • Opening session with David Voss, speaker—2 PM, Convocation Center, Boone Business Bldg.