103 participants worked on 18 projects over the course of this fall. They created some amazing videos highlighting their work. The competition will run from November 16 to Decemeber 31, and you can help them out by viewing, liking, and sharing their videos to friends and family, however the best way to help is to leave intelligent and challenging comments for them. Check out their hard work here!
Congratulations to David Rickless, Mariana Webb, and Xin Hong for their above and beyond performance this summer at DEVELOP!
Congratulations to Helen Baldwin and Veronica Warda on being the 2017 Summer DEVELOPers of the term! Helen was on the Thailand Disasters team at Marshall Space Flight Center and Veronica was on the Wyoming Cross-Cutting project at the Wise County Clerk of Courts Office.
This spring, DEVELOP submitted 15 recent projects for publication as an article series through Earthzine. The series launched with the first article on Tuesday June 13 and the final article on August 21.
DEVELOPers attended the George Wright Society Conference in Norfolk, Virginia to demonstrate how America's national parks can benefit from the use of NASA Earth observations in their decision making processes. These collaborative projects were highlighted in two sessions, one co-chaired by NASA and NPS. This session concluded with the presentation of an "Intermountain Region Natural Resources Partnership" award to the NASA DEVELOP Program on behalf of the NPS Intermountain Region for the program's efforts and support during the National Park Service's Centennial. Many thanks to the National Park Service!
Congratulations to Austin Counts, selected as the Spring 2017 DEVELOPer of the Term! Austin was nominated by the Wise County and the Idaho Center Leads for his remarkable communication and collaboration skills. He worked on a multi-node, collaborative project and helped to ensure successful end results, even though participants were separated by two time zones and nearly 2,000 miles. He not only pre-emptively identified problems and solutions, but his hard-work ethic was contagious and motivated team members to accomplish project goals with little direction from project or node leadership. In essence, he embodied a leader's personality while still maintaining personable team relations.