Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Preparing Students for Careers in Remote Sensing Applications

Preparing Students for Careers in Remote Sensing Applications

A workshop bringing together industry leaders, college and university faculty, and government agency representatives to address future workforce needs, strategies and best practices.

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New England Conference Center-University of New Hampshire
August 15-17, 2002

August 14 | August 15 | August 16 | August 17

Wednesday, August 14

5:30-7 p.m.Welcoming Reception and Early Registration—New England Center Gallery

Thursday, August 15

Day One introduces workshop goals, themes to be explored, reviews workforce needs, status of remote sensing education and best practices.

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast—New England Center Gallery
8:00-8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction: David Bartlett, New Hampshire Space Grant Charge to Attendees: Ming-Ying Wei, NASA Headquarters and JM Wersinger, NASA Space Grant—Berkshire Room
8:30-9:30 a.m. Presentation: "New Directions in Remote Sensing Education" Michael Goodchild, University of California at Santa Barbara
9:30-10:30a.m. Presentation: "Emerging Issues: New Challenges for Understanding our Changing Planet" Berrien Moore III, University of New Hampshire
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel 1: "Remote sensing employers speak about near and long-term needs and expectations of entry level workers" Mark Brennan, Space Imaging; John Iiames, EPA; Patrick Bresnahan, Richland County, SC [presentation | movie]
12:15-1:15p.m. Lunch—New England Center Dining Room
1:15-2p.m. Presentation: "NASA's Perspective on Opportunities for New Applications of Earth Science and Implications for Workforce Development" Ronald Birk, NASA Earth Science Enterprise [presentation | movie]
2-3:30p.m. Panel 2: "University faculty perspectives on remote sensing education and training" Pamela Lawhead, University of Mississippi, Dan Civco, University of Connecticut, James Campbell, Virginia Tech
3:30-3:45p.m. Break
3:45-5 p.m. Table Discussion: Session Themes for Day 2
5-5:30p.m. Report Out: Organizational Information for Day 2
6 p.m. Buses depart from the front of the New England Center for dinner

Friday, August 16

Day Two focuses on small group work on proposed questions/themes that have been refined on Day One. Themes will address goals of workshop. Attendees may narrow focus or replace some of these themes based on Day One work.

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast—New England Center Gallery
8:00-8:15 a.m. Introduction to Day Two: Janice DeCosmo, Washington Space Grant Berkshire Room
8:15-8:35 a.m. Presentation: "Practical Remote Sensing: Academic and Industry Responsibilities" Patrick Bresnahan, Richland County, SC
8:35-8:50 a.m. Remarks from John Dwyer, USGS, on the remote sensing workforce needs and preparation from agency standpoint, followed by general discussion
8:50-9:35 a.m. Presentation: "A Model for University-Industry Collaboration in Remote Sensing Workforce Development" Luke Flynn, University of Hawaii
9:35-10:15 a.m. Group Discussion and Charge to Working Groups
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m-12 p.m. Breakout: Working Groups
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch—New England Center Dining Room
1:30-2:30 p.m. Presentation: "Diversity in the Earth Remote Sensing Workforce: Report from Joint Workshop by NASA Earth Science Enterprise and Minority University Programs" Blanche Meeson, NASA/GSFC
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4:30 p.m. Breakout: Working Groups Continued
4:30-5 p.m. Re-cap, Announcements, Adjourn
After 5 p.m. Dinner on own

Saturday, August 17

Day Three refines work of Day Two and provides closure

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast—New England Center Gallery
8-8:30 a.m. Review Day Two, charge for final working group session, organization of working group input for final report - Berkshire Room
8:30-9:45 a.m. Working Group Session
9:45-10 a.m. Break
10-11 a.m. Working Groups Report Out—Berkshire Room
11-11:30 a.m. Discussion
11:30 a.m-12 p.m. Closing Remarks—Bartlett/DeCosmo