Clovis Perry, Jr., an associate professor of geography at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), has been selected to participate in two prestigious events. This month, he will attend the 2014 Climate Change Assessment Workshop sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which is scheduled for Feb. 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Participants for this workshop were chosen from a pool of applicants selected by the U.S. Global Change Research Program demonstrating involvement in Climate Change Outreach Activities.
For the next two summers, Perry also will be part of a group of only 18 participating in Integrated Geospatial Education & Technology Training (iGETT). iGETT helps meet the growing workforce demand for technical-level remote sensing skills by providing professional development and instructional resources. Remote sensing is the science of gathering information about objects or areas from a distance, usually via satellite or other aerial device. Perry’s iGett professional development over an 18-month period includes two summer institutes, monthly webinars and online courses.
"I am very honored to be selected for the 2014 Climate Change Assessment Workshop and the iGETT program,” Perry said. “Both of these projects will benefit my students and the organizations for which they will eventually work."