Erick Agrimson

Associate Professor

<div class="line" id="line-4"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 100%;">Professor Agrimson uses high altitude weather balloons as a delivery method to send up payload boxes with varied instrumentation to study near space. St. Kate’s has had balloons reach altitudes of up to 35,000 meters (~115,000 feet) depending on the size of balloon used and payload mass. One of the current projects involving undergraduate researchers is the study of the thermal wake effect in the stratosphere beneath ascending balloons. Agrimson holds a BS (with a concentration in space physics) from Augsburg College, an MS from the University of Iowa and has completed advanced coursework toward a PhD in plasma physics. He currently is serving as affiliate director for St. Catherine University’s portion of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, a NASA outreach program. Agrimson teaches the physics for the health sciences course as well as modern physics at St. Kate’s.</span></div>