KU professor picks up honors from NASA

Lawrence,KS (10-19-2000)

From Lawrence Journal World

NASA gave its Special Service Award to a Kansas University professor Wednesday in a ceremony at the space agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C..

Glenn Prescott, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, earned the award by helping set up the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Advanced Information System Technology program, NASA officials said.

The program awards up to $15 million annually to researchers whose work helps NASA's Earth Science Enterprise to better understand changes to the global environment from natural and human activities.

"Glenn's work directly supported NASA's future ability to acquire, process and deliver large volumes of Earth remote sensing and related data to public and governmental entities in a timely manner," said Gordon Johnston, associate director for technology strategy at NASA's Office of Earth Science, Program Planning and Development, according to a statement.

Prescott worked at the NASA Earth Science Enterprise from May 1999 through mid-August, while on sabbatical from KU.

This is the second NASA award Prescott has received this year. On July 12, he received the Terra Award, for his contributions to the planning of future Earth-observing satellite information systems.

For more information, contact ITTC.

Current News | More News | ITTC Newsletter

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

ITTC Calendar
There are no upcoming events at this time.