Sounds pretty cool. What field is the primary course work? General Science, Aeronautics, Electronics, Software... ?
With micro controllers, you could do all those things - (1) collect data (2) graph the data. Another one of my hobbies is software development. Here is my website offering a free microprocessor library that does just that. Here is the quick start page that shows what can be done with just a few lines of code - https://inqonthat.com/inqportal-the-three-line-promise/
I'm looking forward to integrating the two hobbies... once I can keep the plane above ground level.