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AAAS – American Association for the Advancement of Science
ACE – Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
ADMI – Association of Departments of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at Minority Institutions
AGU – American Geophysical Union
AMS – American Meteorological Society
ANDRILL – Antarctic Geological Drilling Consortium
AVHRR – Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BPRC – Byrd Polar Research Center
CERSER – Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research
CLM – Community Land Model
CPOM – Centre for Polar Observations & Modeling
CReSIS – Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
CSA – Canadian Space Agency
EAIS – East Antarctic Ice Sheet
ECSU – Elizabeth City State University
EGU – European Geosciences Union
EISMINT – European Ice Sheet Modeling Initiative
EMI – Electro Magnetic Interference
EnviSat – Environmental Satellite
EPSCoR – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
ERC – Engineering Research Center
ESA – European Space Agency
FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
GCM – Global Climate Models
GEM – Graduate Degrees for Minorities
GIIPSY - Global Inter-Agency IPY Polar Snapshot Year
GIS – Geographic Information Systems
GISMO – Geographic Information Systems Management Office
GRA – Graduate Research Assistant
GRACE – Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
GRSS – Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society
GSFC – Goddard Space Flight Center
HBCU – Historically Black College or University
HINU – Haskell Indian Nations University
H-LSAMP – Houston Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization
ICESat – Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGARSS – International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium
IGERT – Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
IIP – Industrial Innovations and Partnership
IIP – International Ice Patrol
InSAR – Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPY – International Polar Year
IREP – International Research and Education Program
JPL – [NASA] Jet Propulsion Laboratory
KBOR – Kansas Board of Regents
KU – the University of Kansas
MRI – Major Research Instrumentation
MSI – Minority Serving Institution
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers
NSF – National Science Foundation
NTA NSIDC – National Snow and Ice Data Center
OPP – Office of Polar Programs
OSU – the Ohio State University
PRISM – Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurement
PSU – the Pennsylvania State University
QuickSCAT – Quick Scatterometer
RADARSAT – Radar Satellite
RAMP – Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project
RDU – Research Demand Units
RF – Radio Frequency
REU – Research Experience for Undergraduates
RPSC – Raytheon Polar Services Corporation
SACNAS – Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
SAR – Synthetic Aperture Radar
SCAR – Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SHPE – Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers
STC – Science and Technology Center
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
SWE – Society of Women Engineers
UAV – Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle
UGRA – Undergraduate Research Assistant
WAIS – West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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