Presented by OhioView and Penta Career Center, and spearheaded by OhioView director Kevin Czajkowski and SATELLITES Education Chair Mikelynn Hedley, the event brought over 80 students, 10 teachers, 6 parents, and 15 volunteers from all over the state.
For these young scientists in Ohio, April 27th was a chance to share their investigations into earth science with their peers. Focused on the International Polar Year and climate change, students, teachers, parents, university professors and NASA scientists came together for an informative afternoon of presentations and talks. Lively conversation filled the rooms as students showed the results of their inquiries to volunteer judges from the University of Toledo, OhioView, NASA, Ohio Aerospace Institute and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Trophies were awarded to winning K-12 entries. Competing University students received cash prizes. First place winner was from the University of Toledo. Students from the University of Cincinnati won second and third place, respectively.
From the press release:
DigitalGlobe has collected over 120,000 km2 of high-resolution color and black and white imagery of Haiti since activating the Crisis Event Service on Wednesday, January 13. And yesterday, we re-imaged virtually the entire country, adding another 75,000 km2 of new imagery. View the Haiti coverage map to see how the DigitalGlobe Constellation has achieved this remarkable coverage.
Interactive, browser-based image viewer
In order to view and compare multiple imagery collects more easily, we have created an interactive imagery browser based on our Crisis Event Service, and Open Layers. View the Haiti Imagery Browser …
K-12 students participated in a virtual, science conference for OhioView’s SATELLITES remote sensing conference. Students, whose teachers have participated in SATELLITES, took observations and developed inquiry-based research projects to explore their local landscapes in order to understand the way in which the polar regions affect the Earth. The theme for the SATELLITES projects was the International Polar Year. Students prepared research projects and then video taped them. They posted their videos on http://teachertube.com in April 2009.
Winners listed after the jump!