NASA DEVELOP’s Fourth Virtual Poster Session Set to Launch

Photo showing an image of the earth as well as photos of random abstract images. Credit: NASA DEVELOP National Program

Image courtesy NASA DEVELOP National Program.

Students in NASA’s student research program, DEVELOP, using satellite data to address community concerns, are preparing to present the results of their projects from the spring term with a virtual poster session on March 22, 2012.

The DEVELOP National Program, funded through NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Program, brings students together with community leaders to address real problems using data from NASA’s Earth observing satellites.

This term, students from around the country completed 17 unique projects that address concerns in areas such as health and air quality, water resources, ecological forecasting and natural disasters.

The virtual poster session will consist of video narratives of each project and allow the students to share their projects on different social media sites.

Public interaction is paramount during the virtual poster sessions. People from 89 different countries viewed third session projects from fall 2011. The fall poster sessions can be seen here.

First place winners of the upcoming spring poster competition will receive recognition within the science community and a $450 cash prize from Earthzine.

Stay tuned.