On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 20 middle and high school students presented their research projects alongside professors and graduate students at the AmericaView Remote Sensing Conference in Cleveland Ohio. The projects all used geospatial technologies (GPS, GIS and remote sensing) to address an environmental problem. Ten student led research projects were presented in a poster session in which a total of 40 projects; the rest were from university students and professors and state agency researchers. Some of the student projects included study of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the best roofing material to use to reduce urban heating and the impact of ocean temperature on Cholera outbreaks. Many students used GLOBE observations http://www.globe.gov in their studies including surface temperature, snow, clouds and soil temperature. Students attended the conference for free and stayed for research presentations on wetlands and ecology by United States Geological Society (USGS) and university scientists. The students received an AmericaView medal and teachers received a certificate for their participation.
Students and teachers from the following schools attended:
Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH – 12 grade
Lakewood Catholic Academy, Cleveland, OH – 7 and 8 grade
Roswell-Kent Middle School, Akron, OH – 7 and 8 grade
Westerville North High School, Westerville, OH – 12 grade
GLOBE scientist and partner Kevin Czajkowski from the University of Toledo helped organize the event. Russ Congalton, GLOBE scientist from the University of New Hampshire, was also in attendance.