CReSIS REU Students Participate in 2013 IGS Symposium


By Darryl Monteau
Summer 2013

Four CReSIS REU students, former and current, participated in the 2013 International Glaciological Society (IGS) Symposium held at the University of Kansas in September. All four students presented posters during the poster session and attended conference sessions and events.

Dr. Linda Hayden

Photo 1: CReSIS Associate Director of Education Dr. Linda Hayden poses with a Haskell student at the native dance demonstration held at Haskell Indian Nations University.

The students and their posters included:

  • Michael Jefferson, ECSU Graduate Student (REU alumni): “Survey of the NASA ASAID Basal Stress Boundary in the vicinity of Elizabeth City State University Bay and West Antarctica Peninsula”

  • Donquel Davis, Winston Salem University: “Estimating Surface and Bedrock layers in Polar Radar Imagery using Active Contours”

  • Maya Smith, Winston Salem University: “Analysis Functionality to enhance MATLAB default interpolation schema using mGstat”

  • Jimil Perkins, Norfolk State University: “Developing a Remote Sensing and Cloud Computing Curriculum for the Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI)"

Michael Jefferson

Photo 2: ECSU student Michael Jefferson discusses his research with an IGS conference attendee.

The CReSIS REU program encourages students to share their research and provides support and mentorship to students throughout the academic year. Dr. Linda Hayden is the Associate Director for Education and oversees both ECSU operations for CReSIS and the REU program. The CReSIS REU program has provided summer research opportunities for over 150 students.

CReSIS REU Students

Photo 3: CReSIS REU Students (former and current) at the 2013 IGS conference: From left, Michael Jefferson, ECSU; Jerome Mitchell, PhD student at Indiana University; Maya Smith, Winston-Salem University; Jimil Perkins, Norfolk State University; and Donquel Davis, Winston-Salem University.