CReSIS Distinguished Lecture Series
On October 29, 2009, The Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) presented the CReSIS Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. Sam Nwaneri,a Research Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Alcorn State University.
The Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) was titled "Dynamics of Water Depletion and Global Warming" was web cast to all CReSIS and ADMI Partners. Guests were welcomed by Dr. Linda B. Hayden, GRSS Chapter President and Dr. Nwaneri was introduced by Dr. Eric Akers, a computer science professor at Elizabeth City State University.
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Dr. Sam O. Nwaneri is a Research Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Alcorn State University. He had a diploma in Architectural Technology from Eastern School of Architectural Engineering, Nigeria; a diploma in Comprehensive Civil Engineering from International Correspondence School (ICS), London; received a Bachelor of Art degree in Mathematics from Harding University, Arkansas, USA; had a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) with concentrations in Transportation and Land Use Planning from Alabama A&M University, USA. He also holds a Ph.D. degree from Alabama A&M University, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science with concentrations in Remote Sensing and GIS.
Dr. Nwaneri has a focused interest in microwaves remote sensing techniques and applications to climate change. His current research areas include electro-optical measurements, GIS and Digital government, and Economic Development (Rural Mapping in the USA and Africa). He has also done extensive work in Machine Space Development for transportation engineering and Homeland Security Management.
In 2007, Dr. Nwaneri had an award, “Arkansas Traveler” from the Secretary of State of the Governor’s office, Arkansas; and an “Honorary Citizen” award from the Mayor’s Office, Little Rock Arkansas. These awards are due to Dr. Nwaneri’s work relations in economic and cultural development. His work, which is part of this distinguished lectureship, was featured front page of the September issue of Rural Watch Magazine in Lagos, Nigeria, which circulates to all state governors and the president of the Republic of Nigeria. Dr. Nwaneri is in the process of publishing his first book; KOB Database design and Information system.
Dr. Nwaneri is very active in sports, tennis and soccer; he is a USSF referee, and the assistant coach of the Alcorn State University women’s’ soccer.
The Dynamics of Water Depletion and Global Warming