NASA from Earth Science to Action

2024. March 04. 09:15
IB 023
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

Abstract:  NASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our planet Earth, our Sun, solar system, and the universe to enable space exploration but most importantly to benefit life on Earth. With new innovative technology, Earth observation missions, robust data systems, research and analysis, and applications, the Earth Science Division is working together to better serve and meet societal needs. This is our new Earth Science to Action Strategy. The strategy seeks to accelerate scientific discovery and the use of Earth science by leveraging ESD end-to-end capabilities. Collaboration, across all the sectors, not only within NASA but across federal agencies, the private sector, and the general public, is needed to truly create a process for solving our most pressing problems. In this endeavor, early career researchers’ and young professionals' voices must be amplified because they are the key to reach Earth Science to Action.

Bio:  Cynthia Hall is currently a support scientist within NASA's Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. She works within the Early Career Research Program in Earth Science to empower those early in their professional careers to develop solutions to benefit society, respond to changes in the Earth’s system, and to support Earth Science to Action. In addition to being an Earth scientist, specializing in remote sensing, she also has expertise in science and math education. This unique combination allows her to engage with diverse communities, conducting outreach and bridging the gap between science and non-science audiences. In addition, Cynthia specializes in developing resources for increased inclusivity and accessibility, for communities including data users from scientists to educators to decision makers, all with a varied range of needs.


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