Currently, eye-scanning technology is used in everything from marketing to psychology. Mock and Hoanca's focus is on eye-scanning for information security and how their new device can safeguard some of the public's most sensitive information. Mock is an associate professor of computer science, while Hoanca is a professor of management information systems. Both are based at UAA. Their talk will take place April 25 in Room 117 of Rasmuson Hall.
One hundred years ago this June, a three-day explosive eruption at Novarupta on the Alaska Peninsula near King Salmon became one of the five largest eruptions in recorded history. It created the spectacular Katmai caldera and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, which early explorers called the eighth wonder of the world. Preserved as a National Monument in 1918, and now part of Katmai National Park, the eruption created an outdoor laboratory that has captivated scientists and sightseers alike for a century.
On April 24, Greg Walker, manager of Poker Flat Research Range and the UA Unmanned Aircraft Program, will present "Alaska – As Seen From an Unmanned Aircraft."
Walker and the UA Unmanned Aircraft Program garnered international attention when one of their small aircraft helped the Nome refueling effort in January 2012. This project and others will be covered in the April 24 lecture in Room 110 of UAA's Rasmussen Hall.
We cordially invite you to participate in the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) being held from 19-22 April 2012. This event will be a great opportunity to strengthen collaboration and cooperation among the participants and sponsoring organizations. ASSW 2012 is being held immediately before the IPY2012 Conference and concurrently with the APECS Career Development Workshop.
The Seminar will include a series of lectures given by research scientists from Turkey, Finland, and the USA on physical aspects of snow remote sensing, satellite sensors used to map and monitor global snow cover, available snow products, validation techniques and application of satellite-derived information on snow cover in environmental models.
On April 18 and 19, 2012, a free Science Social will take place in Centennial Hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The social will have hands-on demonstrations and featured speakers, including Greg Walker, manager of the UA Unmanned Aircraft Program, Jason Amundson, an assistant professor of geophysics at UAS, and Jessica Garron, a senior science consultant with the Alaska Satellite Facility.
The Science for Alaska Lecture Series has partnered with Alaska BioPREP and the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center to offer this event.
The United States Coast Guard Academy and the Law of the Sea Institute at the University of California's Berkeley School of Law are sponsoring a two-day interdisciplinary conference on key issues facing global leaders tasked with shaping and implementing policy for the rapidly emerging human activities in the Arctic.
The primary purpose of this conference is to bring together Polar Scientists and Technology Developers in a forum to exchange information on research system operational needs and technology solutions that have been successful in polar environments. This exchange of knowledge helps to address issues of design, implementation, and deployment for systems that are to achieve their research goals in the Polar Regions.
The Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration Group (PSICE) would like to invite you to this year's Midwest Glaciology Meeting (MGM), hosted at the Penn State Campus in University Park, PA.
MGM has historically been a small, informal meeting, with approximately 30 - 50 participants. Attendees are encouraged to present their work. Students are especially encouraged to attend, as MGM offers graduate students the opportunity to receive feedback from the glaciology community. There are no required abstract submissions, and talk titles will be collected during registration.