Students

The Earth Dynamics Observatory strives to involve all levels of students from all over campus.

Students Design CubeSat to Study Glaciers, Ice Sheets

The CubeSat Radar for Ice Observation team aimed to design a CubeSat infrastructure concept that supports a radar sounding instrument to provide data about ice sheets in the Antarctic and Greenland. The team also developed a prototype antenna deployment system and instrument interface. The antenna initially is coiled under a protective shield and is released similarly to a tape measure. Through hardware testing, the team is confident the CubeSat could survive over 60 days of operation in space.

Photo: Jack Holt, Scott Norrix, Jessica Reilly, Dakota Mathez, Caelan Caudell, Yusuke Ishii, Alex McCarthy

Partnering with a wide variety of colleges and institutions, the EDO supports an array of education types.

Undergraduate Education

The EDO supports undergraduate students interested in fields studying Earth processes from space.

Degree Programs

Aerospace Engineering; Applied Science: Meteorology; Environmental Science; Environmental Studies; Geographic Information Systems Technology; Geography; Geosystems; Hydrology and Atmospheric Science; Natural Resources; Optical Sciences and Engineering

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Graduate Education

The EDO supports both graduate and post-graduate students interested in fields studying Earth processes from space.

Degree Programs

Aerospace Engineering (MS, PHD); Arid Lands Resource Sciences (PHD); Atmospheric Sciences (MS, PHD); Geographic Information Science (Certificate NDP); Geographic Information Systems Technology (MS); Geography (MA, PHD); Geosciences (MS, PHD); Global Change (Minor); Hydrology (MS, PHD); Hydrology and Water Resources (Certificate NDP); Hydrometeorology (MS, PHD); Natural Resources (MS, PHD); Optical Sciences (Certificate NDP, MS, PHD); Remote Sensing (Minor); Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences (MS, PHD)

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