ISET – CENTER (Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Center)

Was established with initial Funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program in 2006 in partnership with five minority serving institutions and two Research I institutions.

The Center promotes interdisciplinary collaborations involving faculty from eleven academic departments in Engineering, Arts and Sciences, to conduct research in technology development to help understand climate and environmental change and impacts.

The Center is organized in three thrust areas:

I. Sensor Science and Technology

This is a multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists and engineers working to develop and evaluate sensors and sensor systems intended to fill important gaps in atmospheric and coastal water measurements.

II. Global Observing Systems:

The work in this thrust area addresses the need to improve weather forecasts, warning accuracy, and amount of lead-time. Contribute to increasing of hurricane prediction lead time by helping to distinguish which AEW disturbances crossing the West African coastline are likely to amplify and become tropical depressions and ultimately Atlantic hurricanes. It contributes to the development of an integrated global observation and data management system for routine delivery of information, including attribution of the state of the climate to understand the state of the climate system through integrated observations, analysis, and data stewardship.

III. Information Technology Applications:

The objective of the ISET information technology research is to help preserve, archive, manage, and analyze climate data and information and deliver products to researchers and stakeholders in a timely and easy-to-use manner to support both scientific research and decision-making.


ISETCSC accomplishes its educational goals in three ways: (a) Financial support through scholarships, assistantships; (b) providing student mentoring and monitoring follow-up student success that includes timely graduation and employment opportunities or continuing on to advanced degree, and (c) getting them involved in research as early as their freshman year to help them appreciate and use classroom knowledge into practice thereby motivating them to pursue careers in Science, Technologic Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas.  ISETCSC pursues a holistic approach that integrates classroom learning with research experience.

ISET conducts summer Earth System Science Workshops to high school teachers and summer camps to students.

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