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ARC Announces New Employee

USURF
April 8, 2001

Dennis WrightThe Affiliated Research Center (ARC), a unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dennis Wright for the position of Remote Sensing Program Coordinator. As such, his responsibilities include recruiting program partners, serving as program liaison to NASA, and technical

Before joining ARC, Wright worked for the Plant, Soils and Biometeorology Department as the Global Positioning System/Geographic Information System (GPS/GIS) Technician. His responsibilities included training county agents to use GPS and GIS and teaching elementary school children about GPS and infrared sensors.

Wright is a graduate of the Utah State University with a B.A. in Geology and an emphasis in Hydrogeology Engineering. He will receive his MS degree in Soil Science and GIS/Remote Sensing this spring. His graduate project used GIS, GPS and remote sensing to detect nitrogen stress in spring wheat and compared the results to ground-based methods.

The ARC applies advanced remote sensing and spatial information technology in partnerships with US companies, state/local/tribal governments and non-governmental organizations by focusing university research capabilities on industry requirements.