Did You Know?

Q: Why was it named the “Red Balloon Project?”

A: The Red Balloon Project was named for a contest sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an innovative agency of the Department of Defense. The Red Balloon challenge was to find ten bright red weather balloons suspended at various locations throughout the continental United States. Through collaboration and technology, the winning team found all ten balloons in 8 hours and 52 minutes.


Q: AASCU’s Red Balloon Project was officially launched in what year?

A: 2010


Q: According to the Lumina Foundation’s goal, what percentage of American adults in 2025 will have a high-quality degrees and credentials?

A: 60%


Q: How many participating AASCU Red Balloon campuses are there?

A: 94


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