ASPRS National Committee on Academic Engagement
Seamless integration of commercial, governmental and societal needs in academic experiences
The mission of the Academic Engagement Committee (AEC) is to facilitate a dialogue between academic institutions and external stakeholders such as government agencies, commercial companies and non-profit organizations.
Chair: Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
(315) 470-4824 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Chair: TBD
Establish guidelines for independent studies and internships.
Establish guidelines for minimum outcomes from an undergraduate/graduate RS-related degree.
Identify/develop low-cost software that provides basic remote sensing functionality.
Establish collaboration mechanisms where external stakeholders provide data/expertise for class projects.
Develop, in collaboration with an industry sponsor, a classification competition.
Develop a repository where interested parties can upload/download reference data for algorithmic development (similar to http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets.html)
Solicit and identify Assistant Chair for the Committee, other participants
Finalize Vision/Mission and publish on ASPRS website
Schedule future meetings (TBD)