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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency hosts high school symposium

NGA and its science and technology directorate, InnoVision, is hosting a day of collaboration between the agency and students from partner high schools and colleges for the NGA STEM High School Symposium at its Springfield, Va. campus March 12.

March 12, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — NGA and its science and technology arm, InnoVision, are holding an inaugural symposium here with more than 20 local high school and college students with the goal of advancing geospatial intelligence among students and the agency’s project scientists.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on March 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., will foster increased collaboration among students and faculty to help shape their career paths in geospatial scientific disciplines. Students and project scientists will deliver brief research and development presentations on their particular areas of focus and showcase research studies and findings related to GEOINT, including projects focused on large-scale image processing, atmospheric research and development, and processing of hyper spectral imaging data over the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill accident site in the Gulf of Mexico.

“This is the first event of its kind at NGA and we are looking forward to hearing from some of our best and brightest STEM students and professionals,” said Lenora P. Gant, NGA’s senior STEM advisor.

In addition to the presentations, students will be given a walking tour of NGA’s facility, including its state-of-the-art intelligence operations center. Students will also participate in a networking lunch with agency project scientists and interactive demonstrations with NGA analysts.

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