MERC Teaches GEOINT Analysis during Annual Young Astronauts’ Day

WARNER ROBINS, GA (May 7, 2016)  For the 27th year in a row, the National STEM Academy at the Museum of Aviation hosted the Annual Young Astronauts’ Day on May 7, 2016.  This is the museum’s largest educational event of the year and nearly 300 elementary and middle school students participated.  Fifteen different hands-on science and technology workshops were held throughout the Museum grounds.

MERC provided an introductory class on Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) that included an overview of several of the airborne intelligence collection platforms on display in the museum and a hands-on project for the students to perform imagery analysis of actual overhead imagery of Universal Studios “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” in Orlando.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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