We are currently not soliciting requests for future balloon launches as we ramp up our new LIFT Program. We do anticipate taking a limited number of requests for the 2019-2020 school year. Launches would most likely take place during the Spring 2020 semester.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Here are a few videos highlighting our Spring 2019 launches. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to view more balloon launch videos going back as far as 2014!
Riverton Middle School
Campbell County High School
Holy Name Catholic School
Phil Bergmaier, PhD
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming
M.S. in Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming
B.S. in Meteorology, Millersville University, PA
Phil grew up in Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. Ever since he was a young lad he’s been fascinated with weather, so in high school he decided to go to college to become a meteorologist. After completing his undergraduate work at Millersville University, a small school in south-central Pennsylvania, he moved to Wyoming to attend graduate school at UW. For his Master’s degree, Phil produced several studies focusing on Southeast Wyoming drylines, shallow moisture boundaries that are more commonly found in the Southern Plains but occasionally develop in the summer along the Laramie Range. The focus of Phil’s research then transitioned to wintertime phenomena as he pursued his PhD. His doctoral work focused on the internal dynamics of intense lake-effect snowbands that were observed over Lake Ontario during the NSF-funded Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS) field campaign.