2007 ASPRS Fellow Award winner announced

2007 ASPRS Fellow Award winner announced


USA, 8 February 2007 – ASPRS has announced that Russell G. Congalton, Alan M. Mikuni and Nancy K. Tubbs have been named the 2007 ASPRS Fellow Award winners.

The ASPRS designation of Fellow is conferred on active Society members who have performed exceptional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems, and related disciplines).

The designation of Fellow is awarded for professional excellence and for service to the Society. Candidates are nominated by other active members, recommended to the Fellows Committee, and elected by the ASPRS Board of Directors. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active members may be elected as Fellows in any one year.

The nominees must have made outstanding contributions in a recognized Society specialization whether in practice, research, development, administration, or education in the mapping sciences. Members of the Fellows Committee and the Executive Committee are ineligible for nomination. This year’s awards will be given in May at the ASPRS 2007 Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida.

– Russell G. Congalton
Russell G. Congalton is a Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS in the Department of Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Congalton received a BS (Natural Resource Management) from Rutgers University in 1979. He earned an MS (1981) and a PhD (1984) in remote sensing and forest biometrics from Virginia Tech.

– Alan M. Mikuni
Alan M. Mikuni received his BS in civil engineering from California State University at Fresno (then called Fresno State College) in 1970 and became licensed as a professional engineer in California in 1975.

His career began at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as a civil engineering student trainee in 1966, working summers engaged in field survey and photogrammetric mapping operations. Upon graduation in 1970, he entered duty as a civil engineer at the USGS engaged in all phases of topographic mapping. In 1995, he was selected as Chief of the Western Mapping Center in Menlo Park, California.

In 2001, he was appointed to his current position within the U.S. Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service in the position of Western Regional Geographer. As the Western Regional Geographer, Mikuni is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of the mission of the USGS’ Geography Discipline in the Region. He provides executive leadership on critical national USGS programs, management of Regional geographic science, and along with fellow Regional executives ensures the execution of all USGS programs in the Region.

– Nancy K. Tubbs
Nancy K. Tubbs attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1978 with a Bachelor of General Studies (History and Geography). She received a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management, with a concentration in Natural Resource Management, from the University of Denver in November 2000.

– About ASPRS
Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.