Prescott receives NASA service award


Lawrence,KS (11-03-2000)

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Glenn Prescott, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has received the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Special Service Award.

Prescott was recognized for his help in establishing the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Advanced Information System Technology program.

The program awards up to $15 million annually to researchers whose work helps NASAs Earth Science Enterprise to better understand changes to global environment from natural and human activities. The Earth Science Enterprise collects a large volume of data from observations and modeling of the earths land surface, liquid and frozen ocean, ice sheets and atmosphere.

A specialist in information systems and a researcher at KUs Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, Prescott worked at the NASA Earth Science Enterprise from May 1999 through mid-August 2000 while on sabbatical.

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