Dr. Thomas M. Lillesand, Director of the Environmental Remote Sensing Center (ERSC) and Chair of the Environmental Monitoring Graduate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was awarded the 2005 SAIC/Estes Memorial Teaching Award for over 30 years of excellence in teaching remote sensing, mentoring graduate students, and being the lead author of one of the most widely used remote sensing textbooks in the world, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 5th edition.
The SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award was inaugurated in 2003 and is named in honor of Professor John E. (“Jack”) Estes, teacher, mentor, scientist, and friend of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. This award is designed to recognize individual achievement in the promotion of remote sensing and GIS technology, and applications through educational efforts. Award recipients are chosen based on documented excellence in education, teaching, mentoring and, training.
The Award will be presented in March at the ASPRS 2005 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland with funding provided by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and consists of a presentation plaque and a cash award of $2,000.