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New CReSIS member Stephen Vincent, a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas, has been charged with operating the complex HAAS CNC Toolroom Mill housed in Nichols Hall at the University of Kansas. HAAS Automation Inc. is one of the top companies in the industry and offers a wide array of cutting-edge machine tools...
Last November, the CReSIS Education team at the organization’s headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., revealed its latest outreach activity: Freezing Fridays. Freezing Fridays is a new program that brings CReSIS employees and University of Kansas students Kelsey Leinmiller-Renick and Xiushan Jiang into area schools with a handful of CReSIS activities on...
CReSIS would like to congratulate Brooke Medley and Kristin Poiner from the University of Washington on the receipt of the 2011 CSO Graduate Mentoring Award. The award is given annually to Ph.D. and M.S. students who worked alongside one or more undergraduate, high school or middle school students for a minimum of four weeks on a project related...
David Jones joined CReSIS in January, 2012, as the new CReSIS student webmaster. He previously held web-related positions at several University of Kansas departments, including KU ResNet and KUCRL (The KU Center for Research on Learning). He currently works as a Resident Assistant for on-campus housing. In his free time, David enjoys exercising...
When CReSIS Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student Shashanka Jagarlapudi was preparing for the Winter 2011 NASA Operation IceBridge DC-8 deployment to Antarctica, he had more than one reason to be excited. This was Jagarlapudi’s first CReSIS deployment, as well as his first trip to Chile and his...
Cheri Hamilton, CReSIS K-12 outreach coordinator, and Brandon Gillette, CReSIS graduate research assistant, attended the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Regional Conference in December 2011. The conference is one of three regional and four nation-wide NSTA conferences held annually. This year’s meeting was from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2011...
CReSIS faculty member Leigh Stearns will return to Byrd Glacier to conclude the second year of the Byrd Glacier Flow Dynamics project. She will leave for Antarctica on Jan. 21, 2012 and return to Lawrence in early Feb., 2012. According to Stearns, the project’s principal investigator and an Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of...
In this two-part story, we will follow first-year PhD student Kiya Wilson and her fellow Penn State CReSIS researchers to the North East Greenland Ice Sheet, where they are spending the 2012 summer conducting geophysical surveys in the deep field. Preparing for a summer of fieldwork in the middle of an ice sheet is not as simple as packing a...
A new grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled CReSIS to begin construction of an anechoic chamber on the University of Kansas main campus. The chamber will be used for characterizing electromagnetic interference (EMI) and reducing this interference to improve the sensitivity of the radars used to collect data on fast-flowing...
On Monday April 2nd and Tuesday April 3rd, the 2012 CReSIS Advisory Board assembled at the University of Kansas. The Board is comprised of members from across the nation and includes prominent engineers, research scientists, business leaders and education directors. Following the 2012 session, each member contributed valuable feedback to uphold...
Corbin Charpentier joined CReSIS in February of 2012 as a Student Systems Administrator. He is working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a Minor in Music at The University of Kansas. Previously, Charpentier has held other technical support positions, though he looks forward to the increased technical aspects of his...
This spring, several members of the CReSIS Education and Outreach team traveled to different education conferences across the country. During the months of February and April, these associates represented CReSIS and its Education Team from Washington D.C. to Vancouver, Canada. Brandon Gillette (Graduate Research Assistant) Gillette attended the...
This spring, Associate Professor of Business Sanjay Mishra and the President of the KU Center for Technology Commercialization Julie Goonewardene introduced a new business course at the University of Kansas. Mishra is a faculty member at CReSIS and part of the CReSIS Knowledge Transfer team. CReSIS is currently exploring the possibility of...
Earlier this year, CReSIS Associate Director for ADMI Dr. Andrea Lawrence was given the prestigious honor of being named a HistoryMaker. Lawrence was official honored at an event entitled Blazing Trails: African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, which took placeon Feb. 24, 2012, at the SciWorks Science Center and...
The CReSIS K-12 Educational Outreach program and the NSF-funded Minnesota Science Museum “Science Buzz” program have coordinated efforts to place a kiosk at the KU Natural History Museum. The kiosk, which was officially launched in the spring of 2012, is currently housed on the 3rd floor of the museum, located at 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard in Lawrence...
Next fall, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas will host the International Glaciological Society’s International Symposium on Radioglaciology. The symposium will be held in Lawrence, KS from September 9-13, 2013. The International Glaciological Society (IGS) Symposium will include presentations from...
This is the second of a two-part story: Look for Penn State PhD student Kiya Wilson’s article detailing her preparations for NEGIS in the Spring 2012 Icebreaker. Stepping onto the North East Greenland Ice Stream for the first time felt somewhat akin to what I imagine Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon were like: cold, foreign, flat, and...
This spring, CReSIS Graduate Research Assistant Tyler Danaver embarked on his first field deployment to the southwestern coast of Greenland. Danaver served as a radar operator for the snow and Ku-band radars during the Operation Ice Bridge (OIB) deployment. He was part of the second wave of researchers who departed April 21st, 2012 and returned...
University of Kansas Tyler Berry is a junior at Haskell Indian Nations University. He’ll soon be attending the University of Kansas (KU) and has plans to join KU’s School of Engineering. As a participant in the REU program, Berry wanted to make good friends and contacts at CReSIS. He worked on his research project—data analysis of snow radar—with...
You could say that Jerome Mitchell has been an involved and contributing member of CReSIS for most of its seven-year history—and most of his academic career. Mitchell is a CReSIS graduate research assistant who has attended three CReSIS partner institutions—the University of Kansas, Indiana University and Elizabeth City State University—throughout...
Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen recently visited the University of Kansas (KU) to discuss research presented in a new article in Nature; the research was significantly supported by CReSIS researchers and technology. “CReSIS has been a really, really important part of the project,” said Dahl-Jensen, a professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University...
Haiji Wang, a junior at the University of Kansas (KU), began working with CReSIS in October. He will be doing data processing with Prof. John Paden. Wang is studying Electrical Engineering at KU and looks forward to learning more about the field through his work at CReSIS. Wang comes to CReSIS from his hometown of Nanjing, China. He hopes to...
Cheri Hamilton, CReSIS K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator, typically gives “Ice Ice, Baby” lessons to elementary, middle and high school students to spread awareness of our Earth’s changing climate and inspire future scientists. Recently, Hamilton presented the same lessons to students at Haskell Indian Nations University who are training to...
Throughout much of this fall, CReSIS faculty, staff and students were deployed on an Antarctic mission with NASA researchers where they provided support for the continuing Operation IceBridge (OIB) project, which will produce the largest-ever airborne survey of Earth’s polar regions. The mission is led by NASA with extensive support from...
Ulrik Nielsen, a Ph.D. student at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), will be visiting CReSIS during the spring 2013 semester. Nielsen earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from DTU in 2011, and throughout his undergraduate and graduate work, Nielsen has specialized in electromagnetics, signal processing, mathematics and radar systems...
Christine Butcher and Alexis Moyer wrote the following story about their time in the CReSIS REU program, a National Science Foundation-sponsored summer internship that is hosted by CReSIS partner institutions across the country. The REU program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to conduct research that they can then carry into...
Brandon Gillette, a CReSIS Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Kansas, has been awarded the CSO Mentoring Award for his exemplary work with three undergraduate students in this summer’s CReSIS REU Program. "The CReSIS Graduate Student Mentoring Award was enacted to recognize the outstanding contribution that our graduate students make...

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