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The Direct Readout Laboratory disseminates technology and information to acquire and utilize Direct Broadcast satellite data.
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The Hierarchical Image Segmentation project develops software to partition imagery data into hierarchically related sections or regions.
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The Minority University-SPace Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN) fosters partnerships and trains the next generation of NASA's minority scientists and engineers.

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Poster Blowout 2018

Note from the Director:
I would like to thank the Director’s Science Committee for putting on an amazingly successful event where scientists and engineers across Goddard shared their work and made new contacts. The interdisciplinary interactions were especially exciting and crossed all four science disciplines.

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The Information Science and Technology Research Group conceives, proposes, and implements applied information science and technology research, exploring new challenges in computing and information science and technology research. The Group cultivates the technological innovation needed to meet the Sciences and Exploration Directorate's (SED) research objectives, science investigations and missions, as well as facilitate new uses of Directorate science and data products.

The Group also participates in educational initiatives like the Minority University-Space Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN) Program. MU-SPIN encourages minority university partnerships to foster scientific curriculum development and research. The ultimate goal of these efforts is to increase participation in NASA-related science and train the next generation of NASA's minority scientists and engineers through the use of information technology.

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Maria J Ealey

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1.301.286.8955.

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