FSU joined $1.5 million HBCU and NASA Partnership Increasing Technology to Mitigate Flood Impact

Date: January 09, 2024

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fayetteville State University joined two North Carolina HBCU’s in the $1.5 million NASA-funded DEAP Institute: Harnessing Data for Flood Monitoring and Management project applying geospatial science and technology to help mitigate flood impact in the state.

Dr. Trung Tran

Through NASA’s Minority University Research & Education Project, North Carolina A&T State University is leading a project with Elizabeth City State University and FSU to analyze open-source remote sensing and geospatial data to better prepare North Carolina citizen for flood events. The project began in May 2023 and scheduled to conclude in April 2026.

Leading the FSU research team, Trung Tran, Ph.D, associate professor of geospatial science, is working with Chekad Sarami, Ph.D., professor of computer science, and students to leverage data science in the NASA’s Earth Science program using their remote sensing.

FSU will also establish the Geospatial Analytics & Observing Earth for Sustainability or GLOBES research laboratory and Geospatial Science concentration of Geospatial Data Science in Natural Hazard Monitoring and Management with scholarships for students to help foster geospatial education and research of natural hazards in the region.

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