On October 25th, 2022, AmericaView hosted a STEM event to coincide with the 2022 USgS William T. Pecora Symposium in Denver, Colorado. This event was organized by AmericaView staff and a subset of the AmericaView Education and Outreach Committee. Funded by the USGS National Land Imaging (NLI) Program National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach, and Research Activity (NLRSEORA) award and by a generous donation from Bentley Systems, the STEM event brought more than 80 students from the American Indian Academy of Denver and Compass Academy to explore and interact with more than a dozen remote sensing (RS) and Earth observation (EO) activities and lessons.
Students had the opportunity to learn about RS, the importance of the Landsat mission and its more than 50 years of imaging the surface of the earth, how data is turned into actionable information, and important it is to look back at Earth while we simultaneously look out into space. Students also had the opportunity to interact with commercial and industry leaders that develop space, engineering, RS, and EO technologies including Bentley Systems, Google, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, and others. The students also heard from Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director of the USGS Core Science Systems Mission Area.