Grants support remote sensing at ECSU

Kesha Williams
March 15, 2006 Inspiring the Next Generation of Earth Explorers through Remote Sensing Studies: Remote Sensing Explorers Program. Dr. Linda Hayden, of the ECSU School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, was awarded $192,632 by NASA for the Inspiring the Next Generation of Earth Explorers through Remote Sensing Studies: Remote Sensing Explorers Program. Program activities target minority students and faculty at ECSU and the 54 HBCU/MI institutions within the MU-SPIN Goddard Space Flight Center Consortium. Both academic year and summer programs are planned which include student, faculty, curriculum enhancement, and evaluation components. The Remote Sensing Explorers undergraduate activities are designed to promote student achievement in STEM and help prepare a new generation of Americans to pursue challenging careers in Earth Science. IEEE-Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Dr. Linda Hayden, of the ECSU School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, was awarded $25,000 by NASA for the IEEE-Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. The program provides support for the Eastern North Carolina IEEE-Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society at ECSU. Chapter activities provide training, partnership and research opportunities for students and faculty within the MU-SPIN funded Network Resources and Training Site consortia of 54 HBCU/MIs. Two distinguished lectures per year will be conducted and support for student/ faculty travel to GRSS conferences and chapter meetings is provided.