MIRSL alum to head NASA Earth Science Division

Congratulations to MIRSL alumna Karen St. Germain, who has been selected to head NASA's Earth Science Division beginning June 2020.  Karen is moving to her new post from a senior position at NOAA's National Environmental Satellite Data and Informationn Service (NESDIS) where she has guided the ongoing development and deployment of NOAA’s major satellite programs.  More about her new appointment is available here

Karen completed her Ph.D. in 1993 at MIRSL under the guidance of Prof. Calvin Swift.  She often cites her experience at MIRSL, where she learned the full, end-to-end process of remote sensing, as a key to her success. "From establishing the science-based observation objectives, building the instruments, collecting the measurements in the field, developing the algorithms, processing the data and validating the results, MIRSL provides students a rare hands-on opportunity to learn the entire remote sensing process."

Congratulations, Karen!