On March 13-15, 2006, Dr. Linda Hayden, Director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) attended the National Science Foundation Science Technology Centers site visite of the University of Kansas Science Technology Center. This site visit was part of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) program sponsored by NSF. ECSU is a part of a team of researchers from six universities conducting research to achieve a better understanding of the mass balance of the polar ice sheets and its contribution to global climate change.
Research students Jerome Mitchell and Unquiea Wade joined Dr. Hayden in Kansas as part of an orientation for Unquiea who will be serving an internship with the CReSIS project in Kansas this summer. Jerome has spent two summers with the CReSIS project as an intern and spent December 2005-January 2006 in Antarctica with the CReSIS project conducting field research.