CReSIS Hosts STC Directors Meeting


By Shawn Schaller
Fall 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets hosted the 2011 STC Directors Meeting in Lawrence, Kansas. Directors from each of the 17 National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Centers (STC) arrived at the Oread Hotel on Monday night and spent the following two days participating in round table discussions and giving presentations.

The annual STC Directors Meeting gives the more specific areas of the centers (Education and Diversity, Knowledge Transfer, Administration, and Students), as well as the directors themselves, the opportunity to collaborate and explore ideas for growth and improvement.

Collins and Hyland

Jenna Collins, Sorcha Hyland and Carson Gee welcome participants to the 2011 STC Directors Meeting. Photo courtesy of Jackie St. Aubyn.

After a welcome message by CReSIS Director Dr. Prasad Gogineni, participants spent the majority of Tuesday in sessions concerning education, diversity, administration, and knowledge transfer. Wednesday was comprised of presentations by the STC class of 2010 in the morning followed by closed-door sessions with representatives from the NSF in the afternoon.

It was an eventful two days for the CReSIS employees charged with organizing the meeting, but the event’s success and positive feedback make it all worthwhile.

“We received an excellent response,” CReSIS program assistant Jenna Collins said of the event’s success. “I feel that it was effective and productive for everyone involved.