The Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Science Inspires Series (SIS) is offered in collaboration with IUP’s Sigma Xi chapter, an honor society of scientists and engineers that rewards excellence in scientific research and encourages a sense
of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields.
SIS presents lectures by prominent researchers on topics interdisciplinary in nature and of interest to faculty and students from a variety of academic fields and to the general public. Every semester, the series schedules two talks by KCNSM researchers
and one renowned speaker.
The spring 2020 Science Inspires Series begins with the following program:
Since starting at NASA in 1977, Tucker used satellite data for famine
early warning, desert locust control, terrestrial primary production,
deforestation and land cover mapping, predicting ecologically coupled
disease outbreaks, mapping glacier extent, and mapping climatic effects
on global vegetation.
His presentation will illustrate the use of satellite technologies in understanding climate change.
This presentation is hosted by IUP’s Sigma Xi scientific research honor society and the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and is co-sponsored by the Kopchick College’s Science Inspires Series, the IUP Department of Biology, and the IUP Department of Geography and Regional Planning.
The program is free and open to the community.