Jackson State University industrial technology student Robert Hutchins will present his research at the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) July 24-29 in Vancouver, Canada. Hutchins’ work focuses on the potential harm that can be caused if the ozone layer is depleted by air toxins and pollutants.
“It would be devastating,” said Hutchins, a 32-year-old from Jackson. “Lots of people would get sick. There would be droughts and global warming. It would affect everything. We’re trying to come up with unconventional ways to stop that.”
Hutchins’ research is titled “Some Studies in Regional Environmental Air Quality Modeling, Climate Change and Related Health Effects.” The internationally renowned Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society is one of the world’s largest professional societies. It works to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields. Nearly 3,000 scientists, engineering researchers and other professionals attend its annual symposium.
“This conference is a great opportunity to show our work to the outside world,” said John Colonias, chair of the JSU Department of Industrial Technology. “It’s great that Jackson State has been recognized by the worldwide community as a leading institution of world-class education and research.”
Hutchins’ mentor, Francis Tuluri, associate professor in the Department of Technology, will accompany him to the symposium. Tuluri’s research work covers multiple disciplines such as computer simulations and environmental modeling, robotics and nanotechnology. He has over twenty publications in peer reviewed national and international journals and has presented his work in reputed national and international symposia.
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