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High School Students in 2022 SEES Intern Program Share Experiences


High school students participating in a collaboration effort between The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) to extend the TSGC Summer Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) Internship program are sharing their research experiences.   

SEES Intern, Medini I.,

SEES Intern, Ishaan V., a student at Bridgewater Raritan Regional High School in New Jersey, USA shares: “In the SEES Earth Explorers and Mosquito Mappers cohort, I learned about the importance of field research remote sensing to collect land cover data and environmental data in different regions. My field research involved visiting multiple sites with water bodies (creeks, ponds, lakes, canals, ditches, etc.) in the neighborhood… Participation in land cover observations field research gave me the opportunity to have first-hand experience in using ArcGIS online tools and GLOBE observer apps. NASA and The GLOBE Program provides free access to data collected by citizen scientists and scientists. I am proud to contribute to this program for data to be used by peer SEES interns as well as by scientists globally.”

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SEES Intern, Medini I., a student at Girls School Milagiriya, Sri Lanka, shares: “Due to my experiences with mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease as a Sri Lankan, I decided to join the Mosquito Mappers team, where part of the was collecting and analyzing GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper and GLOBE Observer Clouds citizen science data. I saw opportunities to utilize my interest in programming to automate certain tasks that made the data we were using more accessible and easier to use. Also, I really wanted to continue contributing to these initiatives after seeing the potential of these data sets in not only improving our understanding of the world, but also empowering and encouraging communities to participate in science. I volunteered to continue working on two projects during the fall. Being a volunteer citizen scientist over the past year has allowed me to apply my skills in computer science and contribute to our understanding of the Earth system... The main thing I’ve learned about science is its constantly evolving nature, and use of the GLOBE data being iterated upon to produce better science and accommodate technological innovations in software tools and NASA Data Satellite. “

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office