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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

June 12, 2012

Geography professor appointed deputy chair of scientific society

Dr. Ming-Chih Hung

Dr. Ming-Chih Hung

Dr. Ming-Chih Hung, associate professor of geography in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been appointed deputy chair of the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) membership committee.

With his engagement in Northwest’s online master of science in geographic information science and the comprehensive major in geographic information systems (GIS), Hung has recruited students to be ASPRS members and helped them enjoy the benefits of professional organizations. In his role as deputy chair, Hung will be responsible for facilitating the transition from student members, especially graduating students, to regular members. 

Previously, Hung has been engaged in the St. Louis Region, ASPRS since 2004. He served as a director between 2005 and 2009. He was elected vice president in 2009, served as president in 2010 and past president in 2011. The St. Louis Region, ASPRS is a local sub-organization of ASPRS consisting of 250 members and covering six states: southern Illinois, northern Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.

As a member of the St. Louis Region, Hung organized activities that benefited students from Northwest and other institutions. He founded the annual Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day poster competition in 2006, initiated the ASPRS Special Award at the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair in 2008 and established the annual GeoSpatial Scholarship in 2011. In June, Hung will travel to St. Louis to attend the St. Louis Region, ASPRS Annual Banquet and Meeting.

Founded in 1934, ASPRS is a scientific society focusing on geospatial technology and science. Members of ASPRS come from academia, government and private industry with more than 7,000 members worldwide. The society’s goals include promoting the use of geospatial technology and science, such as remote sensing, GIS, global positioning systems (GPS), photogrammetry and cartography to students as well as the general public.


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