LSU Team Wins NASA Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Outreach Award
A team at LSU has won a NASA Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Outreach award for the development of the Wallops Ballooning Experience for Educators (WBEE) program. WBEE was based upon the highly successful LaACES program, but adapted into a one week workshop for high school teachers. The first WBEE workshop was conducted during the summer of 2011 for 30 teachers from across the country. One of these teachers, Mark Arseneault from Zachary High School, then led a group of high school students to develop their own balloon payload which flew as part of the LaACES launch expedition in May 2012. The second WBEE will be held during July 2012. LSU personnel who participated in the WBEE program and received the NASA award include Brad Ellison, Jim Giammanco, Doug Granger, Greg Guzik, Steven Summerville, and John Wefel.