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Heartland Region Election: Preliminary Ballot

In June 2014, the Region will elect the Treasurer, and two Region Directors. The Treasurer serves a two year term and the Region Directors serve

ASPRS Heartland Region Technical Presentation: USGS National Map Corps, April 17, 2014

We are happy to announce our first technical presentation as the ASPRS Heartland Region.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 starting

2014 Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair ASPRS Special Award Report

The 2014 Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair was held March 12 – 14, 2014.  There were some 1,141 students participating in this event, and

Heartland Region Election: Preliminary Ballot

In June 2014, the Region will elect the Treasurer, and two Region Directors. The Treasurer serves a two year term and the Region Directors serve for three years. The Heartland Region ASPRS Nominating Committee has nominated the following:

For the Office of Treasurer

- Mr. Todd Wever

For Region Director

- Ms. Amy E. Frazier, Ph.D.

- Mr. Jason A. Tullis, Ph.D.

This is a call for any other nominations from the membership. Additional nominations that include the candidate’s biography must be received by May 24, 2014 and should be forwarded to the following:

Email: bradley.rundquist@email.und.edu or by

Mail: Heartland Region ASPRS; 9083 Whitehaven Dr. St. Louis, MO 63123.

The Region Board meets monthly, reviews all topics, and plans all activities that affect the overall well-being of the Heartland Region ASPRS Members and the Society. More information on each position is provided in the Region Bylaws and Region Handbook  on the Region web page at:

https://www.asprs.org/St‐Louis/index.php?title=Bylaws

ASPRS Heartland Region Technical Presentation: USGS National Map Corps, April 17, 2014

We are happy to announce our first technical presentation as the ASPRS Heartland Region.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 starting at 4:30pm.  Elizabeth McCartney will be presenting on the USGS National Map Corps.   Elizabeth will also be hosting the meeting at the USGS facility in Rolla, Missouri.  For those who can’t be there in person, but would still like to attend virtually, we will be offering the presentation on streaming internet live via GoToMeeting at the following address:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/308570949

The meeting will start at 4:30pm and run until 6:00.  If you are planning on attending the meeting in Rolla we ask that you please RSVP to Elizabeth McCartney at emccartney@usgs.gov, or 573-308-3696.

2014 Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair ASPRS Special Award Report

The 2014 Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair was held March 12 – 14, 2014.  There were some 1,141 students participating in this event, and produced almost 900 projects.  These students are 4th through 12th graders from seven counties within the Greater Kansas City area in Missouri and Kansas.

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The St. Louis Region and Central Region of American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) setup a special award to honor outstanding projects relating to our professions.  We are especially interested in projects using geospatial technologies, such as cartography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), and supporting technologies, on environmental issues.  The judging day was March 13, 2014.  One project was selected to receive the ASPRS Special Award, for its use of maps as data source in the project.  The winner project and the author are summarized below.

The award presentation day was March 15, 2014.  The winner received a package of a certificate, a congratulation letter, and cash prize.  It overall is a great experience.  We are pleased to see that many young scientists are highly interested in environmental studies.

Attached are smaller versions of the winning project.  Also attached is an example package of a certificate, a congratulation letter, and cash prize that was given to the winner.  For questions, please contact Dr. Ming Hung through e-mail at the address listed below.

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Winning project: Do Warmer Seas Create Stronger Hurricanes? by Claire McCormick

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The winner and the package of a certificate, a congratulation letter, and cash prize.

ASPRS Establishes the Heartland Region

On Thursday, March 27, the ASPRS National Board of Directors unanimously approved the merger of the Central and St. Louis Regions into the Heartland Region. We are now officially the Heartland Region!

Thank you to everyone for your help in this effort. Your feedback on the new region by-laws, participation in the region name vote, and participation in the consolidation discussion has been invaluable. Thank you!

St. Louis Region Wins Second Runner-up for the 2014 Region of the Year Award

For the second year in a row, the St. Louis Region has been awarded Second Runner-up for the 2014 Region of the Year Award.RoY_2014