GIS at UMass-Lowell: Alex Brown, instructor (2006-2015)

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Alex Brown <>
Instructor, GIS and Remote Sensing, Dept of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell (2006-2015) =
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The University of Massachusetts is the first major public university to divest from fossil fuel and energy investments.
I'm proud to have been a part of this, through UML's Climate Change Initiative.

For most of my forty (!) odd years as an engineer -- a designer, creator and maintainer of things that came my way, using physical science training and experience -- I've been a member of an unusual large professional organization, the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).  This field of engineering has touched and changed almost every aspect of modern society, from power generation and distribution for transformative applications, from home, commercial and industrial illumination, to transportation and communication, and especially global education.  IEEE's member communities and societies have been a great resource to my continuing education, especially:
  • Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE-GRSS)
  • IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO)
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE-OES)


Much of my recent work has been in education, where the transformative power of electronic communications has given us the Internet, and taught us the necessity of working together on problems which seem beyond our individual powers to solve.