Sophomore Joey Mathis selected for STEM Enhancement in Earth Science program
Sophomore Joey Mathis is one of 26 high school students selected from a pool of 600 applicants to participate in the STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) high school internship program at the University of Texas this summer. The SEES program is a collaboration between the university's Center for Space Research and NASA, and participants will help conduct NASA-supported research in astronomy, remote sensing, and space geodetic techniques to further understand Earth systems, natural hazards and climate science. Applicants were selected based on academic achievement, recommendations, an essay and a video.
Joey has been assigned specifically to the MAGIC (Mid-American Geospatial Information Center) Emergency Preparedness project, where "(i)nterns will focus on a recent flood, wildfire, or tropical storm event, review satellite image datasets from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the US Geological Survey (USGS) collected before, during and after the event, and test best practices for rapid information extraction from these data. We will use image analysis and investigate related geospatial information resources with the goal of creating and distributing products for emergency response applications and societal benefit."
Congratulations to Joey, and best of luck in Texas this summer!