Christina Cauley Wins First-place Award in the Science Category for 2015 Summer Interns at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Congratulations to Christina Cauley (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Undergraduate Fellow and UH Hilo Geology/Anthropology graduate) for winning the first-place award in the Science category for 2015 summer interns at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Christina’s summer internship project involved assessing the needs for remote sensing instrumentation that can be placed aboard the International Space Station and used to mitigate and respond to humanitarian disasters world wide. A scientific paper based upon this work called “Gap Analysis of Land Topography Data Derived from Satellite Imagery for Project Good Earth” has been accepted for presentation at the Geology Society of America meeting in Baltimore this Fall. Christina gained important experience at UH Hilo in remote sensing and GIS both in classes and as a Hawai‘i Space Grant Fellow with mentor Dr. Ken Hon on the project “Digital Imagery and Geologic Map of Chegem Caldera, Russia.” [Fellowship Final Report] Pictured left to right: Jim Rogers (Vice President of Corporate Business Development with Lockheed Martin), Christina Cauley, and Patrick Scheuermann (Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center). Well done!

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