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2011 News in Brief



Senior Tiffany Cheng creates toolkit for use during major natural events

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EPA logoIn a summer internship with a collaborative program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, CEE senior Tiffany Cheng created a remote-sensing toolkit for state and local agencies to use in analyzing air quality during and after uncontrollable events such as wildfires and volcanic eruptions. The new internship program employed about 40 students from more than 15 colleges who worked on a range of projects aimed at solving environmental challenges. Cheng researched satellite data products and dataset tools, examined current methods of analysis and demonstrated the advantages and limitations of the data through several case studies to create a toolkit that combines multiple remote-sensing datasets for environmental monitoring. Read a news release about the program.