I met Mikal last year, as he was the father of one of my engineering students and wanted to get involved with my new class. Mikal and some of his coworkers at Intel had come to give a presentation to my classes about their weather balloon work, and afterwards the conversation immediately went to "How can I get my students involved in this?" Now, a year later, Artur is devoting his entire Spring Semester project to this endeavor, and we're about to see the first results of their work.
So wish us luck for next Thursday! Hopefully I'll be posting pics and videos of our launch here at the STEMpire.