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Lightning Talks (1:15 - 4 pm)

Prepare to be inspired by our faculty and professionals using the latest GIS technologies and learn new ways to apply powerful GIS analysis to your own research. Check out innovative research happening across the Southeast and here at Clemson! The Dean of the Libraries, Christopher Cox, and Dr. Barbara Speziale, representing the Watt Family Innovation Center will be there to kick off the lightning talks.


Research Panel Discussion on Drone Research at Clemson:


  • Opportunities for GIS-enhanced Autonomous SystemsDr. Venkat Krovi, Michelin Endowed Chair Professor of Vehicle Automation, The Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center (CGEC), Clemson University

  • Vistas in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing with DronesDr. Bruce Rafert, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University

  • Drone-based Sensing for Precision Agriculture Applications, Dr. Joe Mari J. Maja, Research Sensor Engineer, Edisto Research & Education Center, Clemson University

  • What can we Learn from UAV photogrammetry-derived 3D Surfaces?Dr. Christopher Post, Professor of Environmental Information Science, Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University

  • The UAV Research Support Program at Clemson, Blake Lytle, UAV and GIS Coordinator, Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies, Clemson University

  • Drones for Good: Empowering Students with Technology Innovation, Michael Summers, President, Clemson Mappers

Research and Technology Innovation Using GIS:


  • The NASA DEVELOP Program: Applied Research Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates, Jonathan O'Brien, DEVELOP Ambassador, and Patrick Frier, Center Lead, NASA DEVELOP National Program at Langley Research Center

  • Mapping and Validating Drinking Water Quality Data in South Carolina, Dr. David Ladner, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Clemson University

  • Interesting and Practical Uses for GIS Web Applications, Andrew Munn, ArcGIS Technical Support Group Lead, and Zemin Dhanani, ArcGIS Technical Support Analyst, Technical Support Team, ESRI Charlotte

  • Student-created, Place-based Storytelling in the Geosciences with ESRI Story Maps, Dr. Kelly Best Lazar, Assistant Professor, Engineering & Science Education, Clemson University

  • Charlotte Future - Integrating Technology in City Planning, Providence Adu, Associate Planner, Charlotte Planning, Design & Development, City of Charlotte

  • Impact of US Coal Transport, Dr. Michael Carbajales-Dale, Assistant Professor, and John Sherwood, Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Clemson University

  • GIS in Traffic Safety Analysis, Dr. Wayne Sarasua, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Clemson University

  • Tracking Classical Biological Control Efforts for Management of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Dr. Joe Culin, Associate Dean of Research, Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University

  • Navigating Access at Clemson University, Dr. Jennifer Ogle, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Clemson University



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