ITSC Undergraduate Student Researcher Assists in Geographic Information Systems Workshop

ITSC’s undergraduate student researcher Kaylin Bugbee assisted Eric R. Anderson, NASA-SERVIR Research Associate, and undergraduate student Kel Markert, NASA DEVELOP team lead, in conducting a 3-day workshop on Geographic Information Systems for Advanced Placement Environmental Science students in two area high schools.  The workshop introduced students to basic GIS and water quality concepts, and gave students field experience recording, observing and actively comparing water quality data measurements.  Students were introduced to the NASA DEVELOP program, the GHRC Web site, GHRC’s HyDRO search engine, and UAH’s  Earth System Science department.  ITSC is located at the National Space Science and Technology Center along with other NASA programs and scientists and the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Atmospheric Science department.