The 2016 Spring VPS is live on Earthzine. 108 particpants worked on 26 projects this Spring to develop these videos. The VPS contest will run through May 6th, with the first round ending April 15th, and the second round going from April 22nd through April 29th. In addition to content the videos are judged on the participants replies to comments left on the Earthzine site, so make sure to leave some good, challengeing comments for them!
Congratulations go to the Fort Collins Wyoming Eco team who won the Earthzine virtual poster session content with their video "A Changing Landscape: Monitoring cheatgrass with satellite imagery". Visit the VPS and watch the video here.
Congratulations to Sam Swanson, DEVELOP's 2015 Fall DEVELOPer of the Term. Located at the NCEI location, Sam was a remarkable team member showing passion, drive and a strong desire to improve and learn. Congratulations to Sam!
The DEVELOP node at John C. Stennis Space Center closed at the end of the 2015 Fall term. The rich legacy of the node was celebrated in a final close out event on Nov 19th with the Stennis and Mobile teams, as well as the DEVELOP National Program Office participating. Congratulations on a great final term!
This term, three participants were selected to receive scholarships from SSAI: Grant Mercer from the DEVELOP Langley office, Sara Amirazodi from the DEVELOP Marshall office, and Rodrigo Pereira da Silva from the DEVELOP Mobile County office. All three provided unique skills to the program and were selected for their enthusiasm, passion for their work, and overall contribution to the program. Congratulations to Grant, Sara, and Rodrigo!
Two participants were selected as the DEVELOPers of the Term for the summer 2015 term. Congratulations to Sara Lubkin, from the DEVELOP Richmond office, and to Sean McCartney, from the DEVELOP Goddard office. Both participants were selected for their strong leadership skills, and for demonstrating incredible initiative and dedication to their project. Congratulations to both of you!
DEVELOP shared the summer project portfolio at NASA HQ on July 30. It was a very successful event, including 38 posters, 13 flash talks, 8 flat screen demonstrations, 6 highlight presentations, and an end-user and partner panel discussion. Many leaders from NASA HQ stopped by for support, and remarks were given by John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate; Michael Freilich, Earth Science Division Director; Lawrence Friedl, Director of the Applied Sciences Program; and Nancy Searby, Capacity Building Program Manager.