The officers of the ASPRS Western Great Lakes Region are happy to announce the recipients of our new travel reimbursement program for students selected to present at the ASPRS national conference in Sacramento, California. After careful consideration, the ASPRS WGL officers decided to give the travel reimbursement to three students; Yitong Jiang of Indiana State University, Justin Carter of Michigan Tech, and Jennifer Corcoran of the University of Minnesota. These students were chosen based on their participation in the ASPRS organization, selected presentation for the ASPRS national conference, and educational qualifications.
Yitong Jiang is a Ph. D. student in geography at Indiana State University and will be presenting “Analysis of the Relationship between Land Surface Temperature and Indexes with an Artificial Neural Network” at the ASPRS national conference in Sacramento, CA. After earning a Master’s degree in geography from the University of Toledo, Yitong Jiang was a research assistant focusing on using Landsat image to identify the agricultural fields with sewage sludge application.
Justin Carter is a graduate student at Michigan Technological University’s Surveying Engineering program and is currently working on his master’s in Integrated Geospatial Technology at MTU as well. He is currently researching the applications of electroencephalogram devices in geospatial environments, specifically in GIS, and will be presenting “Cognitive Human-Computer Interactions Approach to Support Visual Analytics in Multi-Dimensional Environments” at the ASPRS national conference.
Jennifer Corcoran is currently working towards her Ph. D. in Natural Resource Science and Management at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and was the President of the first ASPRS student chapter at the University. Currently working as a graduate research assistant, she will be presenting “Integration is Modernization: Incorporating Data from Several Remotely Sensed Platforms to Accurately Map Current and Potential Wetlands” at the national conference.
We are pleased to be able to present these travel reimbursements to our talented student members of the ASPRS organization and look forward to the knowledge they will bring to the national conference, as they represent the Western Great Lakes region.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Many thanks go out to the 52 people that attended our WGL annual dinner at The Machine Shed restaurant in Lake Elmo, MN on February 2nd. We checked with the ASPRS-WGL historians (meaning, we asked around), and it appears this years attendance is a new record!
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