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Apr 2008
 
Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar won First Place honors, in 12th Annual Undergraduate-Graduate Research Showcase hosted by Indiana State University, under the category Physical Science/Technology/Engineering: Oral Presentation ($150 award), for his presentation titled "Space-Time Analysis of Urban Heat Island".
  
Jan 2008
 
Dr. Weng  is selected as ISPRS TCVIII/WG1 secretary by the ISPRS office and is now a part of their workgroup.
  
Nov 2007
   
Dr. Weng was nominated as the Member of Editorial Board, Sensors (remote sensing section), ISSN: 1424-8220 , Impact factor: 1.373 (2006 ) for term 2007-2008 and Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Open Geography Journal , Bentham Science Publishers, ISSN: 1874-9232 ,2007.
  
Nov 19-22, 2007
   
Dr. Qihao Weng was invited as a Guest Lecturer/ Presenter at several institutes in China;
  • "Deriving Urban Heat Island Parameters from Satellite Remote Sensing Data", Beijing Meteorological Bureau, Beijing, China, Nov. 22 , 2007.

  • " Research Progress in Urban Remote Sensing ", Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping , Beijing, China, Nov. 21 , 2007.

  • "An Integrated Remote Sensing-GIS Approach to the Relationship among Urban Development, Heat Island, and Air Pollution ", Institute of Satellite Meteorology, National Satellite Meteorological Center, Beijing, China, Nov. 20, 2007 .

  • "Urban Remote Sensing and Digital Cities ", China-US Workshop on Earth Observation and Digital Earth , Beijing, China, Nov. 19, 200 7.

   
Nov 2007
  
Dr. Weng was invited as a Guest Research Scientist by Beijing Meteorological Bureau, Regional Climate Center, November 2007
   
May 09-11 2007
   
During the ASPRS Conference Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Xuefei Hu and Hua Liu presented on topics "Space-Time analysis of urban heat islands using MODIS data", "Extracting impervious surface using spectral mixture analysis with multi-temporal ASTER images" and "Influences of land surface temperatures and landscape patterns on the West Nile virus propagations in two Midwest counties" respectively.
   
Mar 2007
  

"Ant's adjustability to temperature may have clue to manage global warming", Earthtimes.org: publishes news reports and the latest information relating to the human environment and such interrelated concerns of the international community.

  
Feb 2007
  
"City ants take the heat", Scenta: Global warming information - effects & causes of global warming
  
Feb 2007
  
 
Feb 2007
 
"Urban ants handle heat better", a repot by Live Science
 
Oct 2006
 
 
Oct. 03, 2006:
  
"Project aims to keep cities cooler in summer heat", Tribune Star, Section D: School Zone.
 
Sep 2006
  
"Scientists study urban heat island effect", a report by accessmylibrary.com
 
Sep 2006
 
 
Summer 2006:
 
Dr. Qihao Weng during his trip to China was invited by several Universities as a guest speaker to talk on issues related to Urban Heat Island and other urban environmental problems.
  • Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces and Applications", Beijing Normal University, China, June 19, 2006.

  • "Deriving Urban Heat Island Parameters from Satellite Remote Sensing Data", Institute of Satellite Meteorology, National Satellite Meteorological Center, Beijing, China, June 16, 2006.

  • "Satellite Detected Urban Heat Island Effect C A Fractal Analysis", National Geomatics Center of China, Beijing, China, June 15, 2006.

  • "Thermal Remote Sensing for Urban Areas", Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, June 14, 2006.

  • "Urbanization and Its Environmental Effects", Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, June 14, 2006.

  

Feb 2006:

 
Study looking to keep cities cool, Indiana State University Magazine, Vol. 8, Number 3,page 7
 
Nov. 21, 2005:
 
Project aims to keep cities cooler in summer heat, Hometown, page 10.
 
Nov. 16, 2005:
 
ISU project aimed at keeping Indy, other cities cooler in summer, Indiana State Connection, Vol. 6, Number 3, page 8.
 
Nov. 7, 2005:
 
Sometimes hot growth is not a good thing - Study to explore how to cut cooling expense, Indianapolis Business Journal, Section: INSIDE, Page Number: 5.
 
Oct. 24, 2005:
ISU Studies Effects of Warmer Temperatures in Urban Areas, Inside Indiana Business, a statewide electronic newspaper.
   
Urban Heat Islands Reserach Project of National Science Foundation (BCS-0521734)     09/2005