RSAD Academic Engagement Subcommittee News

Updated 10/21/2012

ASPRS National Committee on Academic Engagement

Vision
Seamless integration of commercial, governmental and societal needs in academic experiences
 
Mission
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.

Contact information:

Chair: Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
(315) 470-4824gm@esf.edu
 
Assistant Chair: TBD

Goals
 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)

Early Actions
 Solicit and identify Assistant Chair for the Committee, other participants
 Finalize Vision/Mission and publish on ASPRS website
 Schedule future meetings (TBD)