"Trips and Collaboration"
SD Personnel travel to NASA Centers (and vice versa ) / NASA-related activities
(Updated as of May 18, 2010)
Reminder To SD NASA/EPSCoR Researchers making trips funded through NASA/EPSCoR: Please help keep this matrix sheet updated by informing SDSM&T's Tom Durkin <Thomas.Durkin@sdsmt.edu> (605-394-1975) of any trips and collaborations related to the SD NASA/EPSCoR Planning Grant project. Please check this matrix sheet often to coordinate travel with others and to see what others have done. Thank you.
DATE of Travel
Name(s) of SD Personnel
NASA Center, Activity, and/or NASA Contact
|April 29, 2010||
NASA Glenn Research Center, Photovoltaics Branch: Dr. Sheila Bailey, NASA Technical Monitor for SDSM&T's $750,000 NASA EPSCoR 2009 Major Research Grant titled "Development of an Advanced Photovoltaic Materials Research Cluster in South Dakota"
Dr. Bailey presented "The Synergy of Photovoltaics: From Space to Terrestrial Applications" to SDSM&T students and visited with them about their research and career opportunities at NASA. Visit summary.
|August 6-8, 2009||Dr. Chaoyang Jiang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of South Dakota||NASA Ames Research Center, Dr. Bin Chen, Lead Scientist, Advanced Studies Laboratories||Trip report by Dr. Jiang.|
|March 8-11, 2009||
Dr. Nian Zhang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SDSM&T
|Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. Feng Hsu, Integrated Risk Assessment and Management||SD NASA EPSCoR 2008–09 research planning visits to NASA Centers. Trip summary.|
|March 2009||Dr. Steve Smith and Dr. Phil Arhenkiel, Nano Science and Engineering Program, SDSM&T||Glenn Research Center, Dr. Sheila Bailey and Dr. Eric Clark, Photovoltaics Branch||SD NASA EPSCoR 2008–09 research planning visits to NASA Centers|
|November 29-30, 2007||Dr. Amit Deokar, Dr. Omar El-Gayar, and Dr. Surendra Sarnikar, SDSU||NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Jeanne Holm, Rob Raskin, Keri Murphy||Trip Report by DSU Team|
|August 2-3, 2007||Dr. Shanzhong (Shawn) Duan, SDSU||
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Dr. Abhinandan Jain, Principal Research Scientist
The purpose of the trip was to visit NASA JPL and meet NASA research scientists for collaborative research and funding opportunity.
|June 19, 2007||Pravara Thanapura, SDSU||NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. Edwin T. Engman, Physical Scientist, GSFC||Trip Report by Pravara Thanapura|
|March 18-20, 2007||Dr. Haiping Hong, SDSM&T||
Dr. Jing Li, Senior Scientist, Nanotechnology Branch
|The purpose of the trip was to visit NASA Ames to discuss research and collaboration.|
|October 2005||Dr. Alfred Andrawis, SDSU||Kennedy Space Center||Dr. Andrawis will meet with five colleagues from the Shuttle Support, Chemistry, and the Fiber Optic Groups at KSC. The meeting is in reference to his research with KSC on fiber optic sensors.|
|March 3, 2005||Dr. Li Chen, SDSM&T||
Goddard Space Flight Center
Robert L. Kasa
Head, Microelectronics and Signal Processing Branch
|The trip will entail discussion on possible collaboration on the future development of a radiation-hard circuit library, as well as investigation into special geometry layouts that resist total dose effects, for use in radiation-hard VLSI design. Dr. Chen will also present at a workshop.|
|December 15-24, 2004||Dr. Mikhail Foygel, SDSM&T||
NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Deepak Srivastava
Dr. Robin D. Morris
|The trip will entail discussion and a presentation on potential research for a NASA-EPSCoR Program Initiation Grant in the area of theoretical and computational studies of transport properties of carbon nanotube composites.|
|December 13-20, 2004||Dr. Steve Anderson and James Hansen (undergraduate research assistant), Black Hills State University||
NASA Jet Propoulsion Lab
Dr. Suzanne Smrekar
Nature of the Research Collaboration: The Influence of Planetary Lava Flow Interiors on Surface Morphology
|August 1-6, 2004||Dr. P. V. Sundareshwar, SDSM&T||Annual International Meeting of the Ecological Society of America||Dr. Sundareshwar was principal organizer of a Biogeoscience symposium at the ESA meeting. The symposium was titled "In the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark: Rediscovering Earth from land to sea - a Biogeoscience perspective". He spoke at an Ecosystem restoration session at the conference and was then interviewed by Environmental Science and Technology Journal. Dr. Sundareshwar also planned to hold a Collaboration and Grantsmanship event that would engage the symposium participants to 1) establish stronger ties with our institution, 2) showcase students and provide them with opportunities to further their careers at these leading institutions, and 3) Explore collaborative research opportunities.|
|May19-21, 2004||Kevin Dalsted, David Clay, Sharon Clay, and Gregg Carlson, SDSU||NASA Stennis Space Center, (Rodney McKellip, Project Manager, Applications Research Division, Earth Science Applications Directorate).||Opportunity for SDSU researchers to interact directly with personnel from the NASA Earth Science Applications program, learn about current and anticipated program opportunities in Earth Science Applications, and share the results of SDSU's recent earth science, agriculture, and remote sensing research projects with Stennis staff. Specifically, this trip will accomplish the following tasks: 1) Expand existing contacts at Stennis, 2) Review progress to-date on the NASA EPSCoR project at SDSU with interested Stennis staff, 3) Discuss possible follow-ons to the existing EPSCoR project, 4) Explore new and innovative opportunities for professional collaboration and equipment/facilities sharing, and 5) Learn about the upcoming NASA/other proposal opportunities and activities that are related to the NASA Strategic Initiatives.|
|Feb. 12-16, 2004||Dr. Sung Shin, SDSU||Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control.||Purpose of trip - To discuss image database development and associate infrastructure (research related to NASA EPSCoR). Also plan to visit Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control. This is outgrowth of Dr. Shin's work at NASA JSC.|
|Nov. 1-8, 2003||Patrick Kozak, SDSM&T||2003 GSA Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA||Pat Kozak will present work at the GSA meeting funded by a SD Space Grant Summer Graduate Student Fellowship at the USGS EROS Data Center. His presentation is titled "Distribution of Metamorphic Minerals in Siliceous Dolomites Associated with the Birch Creek Pluton, White Mountains, California; Analysis of AVIRIS Imaging Spectrometer Data".|
|Fall 2003||Dr. Pat Zimmerman and/or Dr. Karen Updegraff, SDSM&T||Consortium for Agricultural Soils Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases (CASGMS) 2003 Fall Forum: Measuring and Monitoring Carbon. Manhattan, KS.||In addition to providing exposure for the C-Lock package, for which we will present a poster, this forum is an invaluable opportunity to network with other academics and resource professionals involved in terrestrial carbon sequestration studies and projects. The CASGMS consortium is a major national player in the development of carbon sequestration policy.|
|June 12-14, 2003||Dr. Larry Stetler, SDSM&T||Starting Student Space Hardware Programs II: A How To Workshop - Boulder, CO||Trip Report by Dr. Larry Stetler|
|Spring 2003||Rachel Smith and Xuexia Chen, SDSM&T Graduate Students.||Goddard Space Flight Center||This 3-day trip resulted from an invitation extended by NASA's Dr. Don Deering to build on SDSM&T's joint EPSCoR work by meeting with Dr. Deering and his NASA colleague Alexis Conley.|
|Jan. 22-24, 2003||Dr. Sherry Farwell, Tom Durkin, and Tom Campbell of SDSM&T and Dr. Dan Durben of BHSU||Goddard Space Flight Center||Representatives from SDSM&T
and Black Hills State Univ. met with Dr. Bob Gabrys, Dick Fahey, Dr.
Blanche Meeson, and Dr. Ted Gull of GSFC to discuss
collaborative educational and research projects between GSFC, the SD Space
Grant Consortium and the SD NASA EPSCoR Program.
Trip Report by Tom Campbell
|Dec. 9, 2002||Dr. Lee Vierling and members of SDSM&T IAS Remote Sensing and Ecology Lab||USGS EROS Data Center||Trip Report by Dr. Lee Vierling|
|Summer 2002||Dr. Neil Chamberlain, SDSM&T||JPL (NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship)||Summary Report by Dr. Neil Chamberlain|
|July 14-17, 2002||D.E. Clay, C.G. Carlson, C. Reese, W.A. Tjentland, J. Kleinjan, and J. Chang, SDSU||6th International Conference of Precision Agriculture, Minneapolis, MN||Trip Report by Dr. David Clay|
|July 1-5, 2002||Dr. Alfred Andrawis, SDSU||Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Cambridge, Massachusetts||Trip Report and Summary of Dr. Andrawis' Presentation|
|May 15-16, 2002||Dr. Chris Jenkins, SDSM&T||JPL||Trip Summary (from Feb. 2002 trip, but pertains to May 2002 trip).|
|May 13-17, 2002||Dr. Bill Capehart, SDM&T||
2002 GCIP/GAPP Mississippi River and Hydrology Conference
New Orleans, LA
|Trip report by Dr. Bill Capehart|
|April 30-May1, 2002||Karl Lalonde, SDSM&T||
Requirements Workshop, Washington, D.C.
|Karl Lalonde's trip report.|
|March 23-28, 2002||Dr. Dennis Helder, David Aaron, and James Dewald, SDSU||
1) Will attend the High
Spatial Resolution Commercial Imagery Workshop, Reston, VA
2) Will meet with GSFC personnel.
|The SDSU representatives will meet with the following GSFC personnel from the Landsat Project Science Office and Earth Observer-1 (EO-1) Project: Brian Markham, John Barker, Jim Storrey, Steve Ungar, Lawrence Ong, and Darrel Williams.|
|March 25-27, 2002||Xuexia Chen, SDSM&T grad student||High Spatial Resolution Commercial Imagery Workshop, Reston, VA||Ms. Chen will give a presentation titled: "Relationships Among IKONOS Imagery, Airborne Scanning LIDAR, and Ground-Based Tree Inventory Data in a Ponderosa Pine Forest: A Multiple Endmember Approach". The intent of the workshop is to exchange information regarding the characterization and application of space-based high spatial resolution commercial imagery, focusing largely on the IKONOS satellite.|
|March 12-17, 2002||Dr. Lee Vierling, SDSM&T
Eric Rowell, Horizons, Inc. and SDSM&T grad student
|Workshop on 3-D Analysis of Forest Structure and Terrain Using LiDAR Technology, Victoria, BC||This conference will be a gathering of many of the world's experts in this relatively new area of forest remote sensing. Dr. Vierling recently established a strong link with Horizon's Inc. with relation to their LIDAR instrument. Several NASA scientists will attend the meeting.|
|March 7-17, 2002||Dr. Mikhail Foygel, SDSM&T||Army Research Lab, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD||Dr. Foygel was invited to give a talk on his research in the area of nanotechnology.|
|Feb. 1-10, 2002||Tom Campbell, SDSM&T||
1) Attend Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
2) Visit the Vega-Bray Observatory in Benson, AZ
|Tom Campbell's trip description.|
|Feb. 3-5, 2002||Dr. Chris Jenkins, SDSM&T||
|Dr. Jenkins currently has a Phase I award from NASA to investigate the possibilities for incorporating active control elements, such as shape memory metals and piezoelectric polymers, into gossamer spacecraft. NASA JPL and U. Montana are co-investigators on this award. This trip is to visit with the research team and make plans toward submitting a Phase II proposal. Trip Summary.|
|early 2002||Drs. Andy Detwiler and Mark Hjelmfelt, SDSM&T||Ken Davidson with the Naval Postgraduate School was invited by Dr. Andy Detwiler and Dr. Mark Hjelmfelt to present a seminar at SDSM&T. This invitation was made to promote potential research collaboration in remote sensing, numerical modelling, and air-sea interaction. NASA EPSCoR funds are being used to help cover travel costs.|
|Nov. 7, 2001||Numerous faculty, staff, and students from SDSM&T and Augustana.||NASA
Personnel: Donald W. Deering and Alexis H. Conley
Nastia Kozhoukhovskaya, V.N. Sukachev Forest Institute
|Dr. Lee Vierling's Collaboration meeting summary|
|June 29 - July 3, 2001||Dr. Mark Hjelmfelt, SDSM&T||Seventh International Conference on Precipitation - Rockport, ME||Dr. Hjelmfelt's Trip Report.|
|June __, 2001||Drs. Don Lefevre and Mike Batchelder, SDSM&T||Project Starshine meeting, Washington, D.C.||Meeting related to Project Starshine.|
|April 15-17, 2001||Dr. Maribeth Price and Jason Tinant, SDSM&T||George Wright Society Conference in Denver, CO||SDSM&T will present results of a study
conducted for Badlands National Park titled
of thistle infested areas in Badlands National Park using a GIS model".
Click here for one of the maps.
|April 3-5, 2001||Dr. Brad Baker, SDSM&T||Aura Science Team Meeting in Pasadena, CA||The Aura satellite is the third in a series of EOS satellites to be launched by NASA next year to measure certain gases in different layers of the atmosphere. Dr. Baker is considering writing a proposal to use SDSM&T's Ameriflux tower and balloon system as test points for satellite measurements.|
|Jan 8-9, 2001||Don Lefevre, SDSM&T Prof. and Cynetics Corp.||NASA Starshine 3 Satellite Preliminary Design Review||Prof. Lefevre will represent SDSM&T's efforts on "Starshine" <http://www.azinet.com/starshine/> for the Signal Processing/ Data Handling System (Prof. Mike Batchelder), Communications System (Cynetics, Prof. Lefevre, students) and Solar Cell Mounts and Electronics Deck (Prof. Dan Dolan). Starshine is being done by various organizations on a mostly-volunteer basis, including NASA Glenn, the Pentagon Picosat Program Office, the Naval Research Lab, Southwest Research Institute, and others.|
|Nov. 20-21, 2000||Vern Schaefer, Dan Humburg, Kevin Dalsted, and Suzette Burckhard, SDSU||Remote Sensing/GIS Technology Seminar, Pierre, SD||SDSU researchers presented the following talks at the conference: 1) "Remote Sensing, Environmental Engineering, Assessment and Monitoring" by S. Burckhard, 2) "Airborne Laser Swath Mapping and Landslide Risk Assessment" by V. Schaefer, 3) "Precision Farming/Weed Identification with Remote Sensing Data" by K. Dalsted, and 4) "Sugar Beet/Land Management with Remote Sensing Data" by D. Humburg. About 70 attendees primarily from state government, industry and universities were present.|
|Nov. 14-19, 2000||Stephen Schiller, SDSU||EO-1 Science Validation Team Meeting, Solvang, CA|
|Nov. 13-20, 2000||Pat Kozak, SDSM&T||Geological Society of America Convention, Reno, NV||Attend sessions on Sources, Synthesis, Transformations, and Sinks of Organic Matter, Solute Cycling in Groundwater and Surface Water, and also applications in Remote Sensing and GIS applications. Educational topics of these sessions include carbon sequestration and wetlands contaminant transport. Pat Kozak and Ed Duke will present a paper on Delineation of Isograds and Reaction Fronts in Contact-Metamorphosed Siliceous Dolomite Using Remote Sensing and Field Spectroscopy.|
|Nov. 5-9, 2000||Sharon Clay, Dave Clay, and Jiyul Chang, SDSU||Agronomy Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN||SDSU researchers met with other scientists conducting similar remote sensing research topics, lissen to talks on remote topics, bounce ideas off remote sensing experts on future research activities, and present research results. Sharon Clay presented an invited symposium paper on the use of remote sensing data and EM on how to identify weed, pathogen, insect zones for variable management, and included data from the Moody and Brookings fields. Speakers at the symposium were from resource 21 (D. Major), usda-ars (Susan Moran), Michigan State (J. Richie), NASA, SDSU (C. Gutafson, Dalsted, Clay), Purdue, University of Illinois, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin, Purdue (C.J. Johansen).|
|October 16-18, 2000||Alan Bender, SDSU||Dr. Stuart Gage, Director of Computational Ecology and Visualization Lab (CEVL) at Michigan State University||Report of Visit|
|October 4, 2000||Drs. Vernon Schaefer, Sung Shin and Suzette Burckhard, and Ms. Mary O'Neill and Mr. Kevin Dalsted, SDSU||Jet Propulsion Lab - Drs. Yunjin Kim, Mahta Moghaddam, Paul Siqueira, Paul Rosen, and Jeff Hilland|
|July 2000 (1st week)||Dr. John Helsdon, SDSM&T||Dr. Steve Goodman of GHCC at MSFC||Dr. John Helsdon met on a couple of occasions with Dr. Goodman (while he was visiting the STEPS field project in Goodland, KS) to discuss issues related to SDSM&T's proposal. They discussed the Optical Transient Detector and some of the ideas that have been put into SDSM&T's proposal.|
|June 27-29, 2000||
Pat Kozak, SDSM&T
Travel to Niobrara Valley Preserve to work with EROS Data Center and NASA on calibration of Landsat 7 overpasses.
Pat Kozak will work with Dave Meyer and Bruce Wylie of EROS collecting spectra to help calibrate both the Landsat and AVIRIS calibrations and work on an ongoing project to use remote sensing to classify distinct vegetation species sponsored by NASA/DOI. Mr. Kozak will also work with Bruce Wylie on the possible use of decision trees for classification of imagery.
|May 11-13, 2000||
Tom Durkin, SDSM&T
Upper Great Plains Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) Symposium
|May 8-9, 2000||Dr. Dan Swets, Augustana College||
EPSCoR Expo at JSC
|April 5-9, 2000||
Dr. Daniel Swets and and Catherine Van Note, Augustana College
|Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) "Posters on the Hill" session and meeting with SD Congressional delegation.|
|April 4-7, 2000||Dr. Ed Duke and Pat Kozak, SDSM&T||USGS Spectroscopy Laboratory|
|March 14-15, 2000 (tentative)||
SDSU's Kevin Dalsted
SAR Users Working Group (SUWG) Meeting in Washington, D.C. area.
|February 23-25, 2000||SDSM&T's
Dr. Ed Duke, Pat Kozak,
Dr. Maribeth Price
Dr. Lee Vierling
SDSU's Dr. Suzette Burckhard
|AVIRIS Earth Science and Applications Workshop at NASA's JPL||
1) The following paper was presented and will be published:
Duke, E.F., and Kozak, P.K., 2000,
Imaging spectrometry and metamorphic processes: Proceedings of the Ninth AVIRIS
Earth Science and Applications Workshop, February 23-25, 2000, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
|February 22, 2000||Mary O'Neill and Michelle Kelly, SDSU||Stennis Space Center
Met with Dr. Ramona Travis from the University Affairs office and the following people from contractor InDyne, Inc. (John Wilson, Education Program Coordinator; Sherrill Reynolds, Information Service Coordinator; and Vessie Means, Aerospace Education Specialist).
|Notes from Mary O'Neill|
|February 10, 2000||Dr. Bradley Reed, EROS Data Center||Dr. Bradley Reed, EDC visited with Jim Compton Tucker, NASA-Goddard, on behalf of the SD NASA-EPSCoR Consortium.||Notes from Dan Swets on Aug & Nov 1999 and Feb & April 2000 trips/collaboration|
|Week of January 17, 2000||Dr. Dennis Helder, Dr. Suzette R. Burckhard, Dr.
Vernon R. Schaefer, Dr. Dave Clay, Dr. Steve Schiller, Sung Shin, and
|Goddard Space Flight Center.||
Meeting on Precision Agriculture. The purpose of the meeting is to establish contact with NASA researchers at Goddard Space Flight Center in the Earth & Space Data Computing Division, Biospheric Sciences Branch, and Hydrological Sciences Branch.
Week of January 17, 2000
|Kevin Dalsted, others from SDSU, and perhaps someone from EROS||NASA staffers and perhaps JPL scientists||LightSAR Meeting on potential uses of SAR in agriculture.|
|Dec. 6-10, 1999||Dr. Sharon Clay and Chuck Cole, SDSU||
Pecora 14 LandSatellite
Information III Demonstrating the Value of Satellite Imagery conference
|Chuck Cole to present a paper titled "Prediction of weed infestation levels through integration of landscape position, weed ecology and remote sensing" by Clay, S, Dalsted, K, Cole, C, et. al.|
Nov. 15-17, 1999
SDSU's Kevin Dalsted, Mary O'Neill, and
Dr. David Clay
SDSM&T's Dr. Pat Zimmerman and Dr. Lee Vierling
"Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge/Seizing the Opportunities"
Grand Forks, ND
|Nov. 15-19, 1999||Michelle Kelly, NASA EPSCoR grad. student at SDSU||
1) Remote Sensing
Applications Conference and Workshop
|Nov. 2-4, 1999||Dr. Bill Capehart, SDSM&T||
1) Land Surface Hydrology
Program Investigators Meeting, Columbia, MD
2) Visit to Goddard Space Flight Center
|Dec. 17-20, 1999||Drs. Andy Detwiler, SDSM&T||1) Visited "Center for Interdisciplinary
Remotely-Piloted Vehicle Studies" (CIRPAS) with NASA's Tony Strawa
2) Visited NASA Ames and met with Steve Weggener, Bob Chatfield, and Tony Strawa. Presented seminar to the airborne science group on the M-meter.
|Andy Detwiler's 12/28/99 Report on 12/17-20/99 Visits (click here)|
|Nov. 15-18, 1999||
Dr. Bradley Reed, EROS Data Center
Dr. Bradley Reed from EDC made a presentation to Dr. Compton "Jim" Tucker from Goddard regarding collaborative research work being done with Dr. Bradley Reed, EDC, James Rowland, EDC, Dr. Larry Tieszen, EDC, and Dr. Daniel Swets, Augustana College on the Seasonality project, involving NDVI smoothing techniques and seasonality metrics derived from the NDVI data (e.g., start-of-season, season length, rate of greenup, etc.).
Sept 29-30, 1999
Dr. Maribeth Price and Dr. Lee Vierling, SDSM&T
Goddard Space Flight Center Space Day
|August 10, 1999||
Dr. Dan Swets, Augustana College along with Dr. Bradley Reed and Jim Rowland from EROS Data Center
Established a working relationship with Dr. Compton "Jim" Tucker at Goddard Space Flight Center regarding the possibility of teaming Tucker's Seasonality research projects with the South Dakota NASA EPSCoR effort.
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