Workforce Development Program
Future Flight HI
Dr. Joseph Ciotti
HSGC Associate Director
Physical Sciences, Imiloa Rm. 134
Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Dr. Jacob Hudson
Windward Community College is a NASA Center of Excellence in the Training and Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System to Environmental Monitoring. Under direction of Principal Investigator, Joseph Ciotti, and co-PIs David Krupp and Floyd McCoy, the Hoaaina RS/GIS Center supports WCC's academic emphasis in the marine, earth, and space sciences. Students receive training and engage in research in environmental monitoring through the use of the facility's state-of-the-art equipment in remote sensing (RS), geographic information system (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS).
Windward Community College students participate in the CanSat engineering program. CanSat is a scientific experiment package, the size of a soda can and commonly launched by weather balloon or small rocket, designed to retrieve photo-graphic, temperature, pressure, and altitude data for near-Earth low-atmosphere experiments. The CanSat students from the different campuses have been working together and participate in the ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites) competitions in Nevada. For more information on the WCC CanSat team, please contact Dr. Jacob Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students also participate in NASA's USLI (University Student Launch Initiative) competitions. USLI is a competition that challenges university-level students to design, build, and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level.
The Windward Community College Radio Observatory, operating as part of NASA's Radio Jove project, receives radio noise bursts from the planet Jupiter and from the Sun.
Four WCC students participated in the 2000 NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.
Additional educational resources and activities for grades K-12 and the community are available in The Aerospace Exploration Lab.
Communications: Linda Martel
Updated June 2011.