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Vicky Diaz-Camacho, Student Journalist Vicky Diaz-Camacho is one of two journalists for CReSIS. She distributes information on missions and advancements in research via social media. Camacho also writes articles for the Icebreaker, the CReSIS newsletter. She studies journalism at KU, with a focus in news and information, and enjoys writing on the...
The Natural History Museum at KU revamped the Science Buzz kiosk, implementing a simpler and user-friendly interface. Science Buzz is part of the CReSIS K through 12 Educational Outreach Program, funded by a National Science Foundation grant. The kiosk was launched in spring 2012 and is located on the third floor of the museum by the bee exhibit...
Distinguished scientist and researcher Richard K. Moore, Ph.D. died Nov. 13, 2012, but left a series of innovative discoveries and an unsurpassed legacy at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at KU. Moore’s work with radars began in 1944, when he joined RCA as a radar engineer in Camden, N.J. He then became an electronics and radar officer...
After a long flight from New Zealand, 11 CReSIS researchers landed at McMurdo station in Antarctica, the main U.S. research station located on Ross Island. Using research sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the group worked to create a radar system that would map and measure the thickness of ice sheets in in glaciers, ice shelves and sea...
A group of researchers from the University of Kansas and Indiana University teamed up Feb. 24 for an Operation IceBridge deployment on a NASA aircraft to research and run surveys in Greenland. Field Director Carl Leuschen, out of KU, said the project is an airborne mission to fill in the gap of measurements between ICESat-I and ICESat-II. From Feb...
LAWRENCE – Kyle Purdon, a Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets graduate student received the REU Mentoring Award March 6. Purdon is a master’s student in the Department of Geography and a graduate research assistant for CReSIS. Purdon helped create and directed two sets of lectures and tutorials, which helped students create and write programs...
The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas is an NSF-Funded Science and Technology Center for the development of new technologies and models that measure and predict the dynamics of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. We recently successfully deployed our first wideband airborne ice sounding/imaging radar...
Sam Buchanan, an undergraduate research assistant at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), was awarded the Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) for the 2014 spring semester. The award, which has been around for over 20 years, provides $1,000 of support for independent, original research, scholarship, or creative work by...
A team of researchers from the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has developed an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) integrated with a compact radar depth sounder that operates in both the HF and lower VHF ranges for sounding ice and imaging the ice-bed interface in...
Operation IceBridge ( OIB) mission researchers concluded their field campaign and returned from Greenland May 24 after 11 weeks on the field. This year, researchers from Indiana University collaborated with the University of Kansas to collect and back up data for OIB. Carl Leuschen, Deputy Director at CReSIS, was the principal investigator for the...
Two former CReSIS undergraduate student researchers will trek across Alaska as part of the 60th annual Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) this summer. Maya Smith and Ya’Shonti Bridgers joined 30 other students as they hike, ski, and camp from Juneau, Alaska to Altin, British Columbia to gain information on how climate change is affecting the...
Jennifer Bean, 39, was born in Lawrence and works for CReSIS as the Accounting Specialist. She attained a B.S. in Agriculture/Animal Science and holds a Master of Business Administration. Outside of work she said she enjoys traveling. Her coffee of choice? She sips on Vanilla Cappuccinos. Jennifer’s favorite food is Italian and her favorite...
Ana-Maria Ilisei is a newcomer to the United States. She hails from Romania, but her most recent post was Italy for graduate school. From 22-year-old undergraduate to 30-year-old Ph.D. scholar, Ilisei has traveled from Romania to Austria to Germany. She is fond of traveling, Italian food, hiking, nature, and dancing, the latter one of her favorite...
In this interview, we’re catching up with Carolyn Branecky, a former student intern from the 2012 CReSIS REU Program at the University of Kansas. Branecky worked with Leigh Stearns, Ph.D., a professor in the Geology Department studying glaciology-related research. During her internship, Branecky embarked on a field study that placed her on the ice...
From small town in India to a small town in Kansas, Abhishek Awasthi says the transition to America was a smooth one. The 28-year-old engineering graduate student came to Lawrence from Northern India. He said homes in India are bunched together, while here there are front yards in nearly every home. Back home, families Tetris their gardens in any...
From April 25 until April 27, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Education team participated in the national Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. Education team members from the University of Kansas (KU) included Education Coordinator Darryl Monteau, Education GRA Kuang Chen Hsu, and student educational outreach...
Two former CReSIS undergraduate student researchers, Maya Smith and Ricky Dixon, attended the ADMI Symposium on April 3. The program, hosted by the Association of Computer and Information Science Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions, a CReSIS partner, brings students from across the country together to present their research. Smith, a...
Sam Buchanan, an undergraduate research assistant for CReSIS, will depart for Korea next year to continue his studies. Buchanan, a senior electrical engineering major at the University of Kansas, received the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for a full year of study through the U.S. Department of Education. He plans to study both...
KU CReSIS graduate student presents ultra wide-band poster at science symposium in Quebec City (ABOVE) The view of Quebec City from Calen Carabajal's hotel window, where he presented at the geoscience symposium. | Credit: Courtesy of Carabajal This summer, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society joined the Canadian Remote Sensing Society in...
CReSIS participates in middle school summer workshop for sixth year This summer, Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina hosted a CReSIS Middle School Workshop for 11 sixth grade students. The students, all from local middle schools, were selected by teachers based on academic merit and participated in a number of activities involving...
CReSIS environmental club starts up at Southwest Middle School Southwest Middle School in Lawrence now has a bi-weekly environmental science club. On Sept. 16, the school established the Environmental Club with the help of middle school teacher, Marci Leuschen and CReSIS Education Outreach staff member, Krystle Neal. Leuschen recognized a need for...
Former CReSIS student Alexis Moyer continues her research in British Columbia Alexis Moyer, former CReSIS REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) participant graduated from Gettysburg College in 2013, completed an internship with NASA, and is now working on her thesis with the University of British Columbia. CReSIS caught up with Alexis to...
Welcome new staff, Fall 2014 Lauren Debes is 19 years old, originally from Wichita, Kansas and starting her first semester at KU. She plans to double major in Journalism and Film and Media Studies, and possibly minor in creative writing. Lauren loves to keep up with local theatre when she can, especially when it involves Shakespeare. When Lauren...
CReSIS graduate student visits Colorado for STC meeting (ABOVE) A group of program participants meet during the STC dinner. Credit: CMMAP In mid-August, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets attended the annual National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center Directors Meeting in Fort Collins, Colo. CReSIS representatives were...
Researchers from Alfred Wegener Institute, Hemholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research visit KU CReSIS (ABOVE) Polar 5 with nose boom for tubulence measurements in the atmosphere. Photo: Stefan Hendricks, Alfred Wegener Institute The former deputy director and an engineer from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Hemholtz Centre for Polar and Marine...

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