On March 6, 2006 the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) welcomed Dr. Barry Rock and Dr. George Hurtt from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Rock and Dr. Hurtt delivered a webcast presentation on the NASA Remote Sensing Explorers Research and Training Opportunities.

Dr. Hurtt and Dr. Rock were accompanied by Dr. Stephen Hale, Dr. Karen Graham, and Mr. Devoe Levine-Leung of UNH. The day started out with a survey of the local waters aboard the LH Viking. This survey was taken to identify various points at which samples would be taken for summer research. The following day the group spent time in the Dismal Swamp touring the ECSU Boardwalk with Dr. Francisco San Juan, chair of the GEMS department. Mr. Levine-Leung and the other UNH representatives met with ECSU faculty to discuss expanding UNH/ECSU partnerships on the graduate level. Photos of this luncheon can be viewed here.
Earth System Science Course
Dr. George Hurtt started the webcast with a description of the Earth System Science course taught in conjunction with the Remote Sensing Explorers program. This course was developed with the support of NASA and is used currently at UNH. Dr. Hurtt described the components of the course, it's resources, and the evaluations used in tracking the students outcomes. His Powerpoint presentation can be viewed here (1.5kb).
Inquiry-Based Remote Sensing Methods for use in the College
Dr. Barry Rock presented an overview of Remote Sensing and its use in the classroom. This presentation covered the range satellite images to the simple use of digital photos and their incorporation into the classroom. His Powerpoint presentation can be viewed here (6.5kb).
About Remote Sensing Explorers
Elizabeth City State University, The University of New Hampshire, and NASA have teamed to increase the ability of the Earth science scientific community in reflecting the diversity of the Nation.

Remote Sensing Explorers activities target minority students and faculty at Elizabeth City State University and the 54 HBCU/MI institutions within the MU-SPIN Goddard Space Flight Center Consortium. Summer workshops are planned for faculty to enable them to implement one advanced and one research based Earth Science course at their institutions with support during the academic year. Faculty will be assisted in adapting the research course to include examples and exercises from their regional ecosystems.

Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research
Elizabeth City State University :: Box 672 1704 Weeksville Road :: Elizabeth City, NC 27909
vox 252.335.3696 fax 252.335.3790