From: Young Engineers of America [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 2:00 PM
To: GMU-CEIE Department <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: YEA Upcoming Event - NASA a Window View From Space


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Young Engineers of America - YEA 


Dear, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastruc,

You are invited to  join us at our upcoming seminar event "NASA - A window View From Space". Event is Free to YEA members and non-members.

Our speaker will be Dr. Amal Akkraoui. She is a research scientist in atmospheric data assimilation at NASA.






Thomas Jefferson Library (Meeting Room 1/2)


7415 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042



Saturday, April 29, 2017


10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

A window-view from Space: Discover how NASA satellites help scientists understand the fascinating dynamic of our planet Earth." 

Target audience: Engineering Students and Professional of ALL branches (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Systems engineering...etc.). This talk aims at highlighting the different engineering branches directly involved in NASA's Earth science research. 



An overview of the inner workings of the  Earth system will be presented, from science, engineering and societal perspectives. Illustrations will show how global-scale dynamic can tickle down to affect not only our climates, but also our economies, policies, and surprising other aspects of our daily lives. Understanding this dynamic is key to better predicting its future behavior, especially extreme weather and climate change. Scientific and engineering challenges hindering such endeavor will be presented. The talk will show how innovative engineering solutions help create a comprehensive monitoring system of the atmosphere: such as the constellations of NASA satellites, nano- or conventional, the use of drones for hurricane tracking along with a wide variety of measurement techniques. 


About The Speaker:

Dr. Amal El Akkraoui is a research scientist in atmospheric data assimilation at NASA. She received her PhD in atmospheric-oceanic sciences from McGill University (Canada), and holds a joint engineering degree from Hassania School of Civil Engineering (EHTP-Morocco), and National School of Meteorology (ENM-France). Her work is dedicated to developing data assimilation techniques used to provide the initial conditions for Numerical Weather Prediction models.



Registration Required





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