June 28th, 2010
As part of the International Planrtarium Society 2010 at the Alexandria Bibliotheca, Dr. Farouk El-Baz gave a lecture titled "Apollo Legacy & Destination Mars".
To watch a video of the lecture, please click here.
April - 23rd, 2010
(Doha) – "Education City has become a symbol of progress at the highest level," says Farouk El-Baz, a QF advisor who heads the remote-sensing centre at Boston University in the United States.
El-Baz sees multiple gains in inviting top universities to set up branches in Qatar, most notable of which is the production of highly qualified graduates in different fields.
No less important is the ripple effect on education as a whole in Qatar. The presence of top Western universities, says El-Baz, has already triggered the reformation and upgrading of Qatar's public education system to help prospective students keep up with the high demands of the likes of Cornell and Carnegie Mellon.
And the country is further benefiting from the emergent synergy between the Education City's universities and two other QF projects: Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).
Watch a video of Dr. El-Baz talking about Qatar Foundation's Stars of Science by clicking here.
April - 5th, 2010
(Boston) – Professor Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Boston University, was appointed chair of the steering committee of the 2010 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative on imaging science.
The letter appointing Dr. El-Baz was signed by the three presidents of the National Academies: Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences; Charles Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering; and Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine.
The topic of the 2010 initiative is imaging science in its various applications, including in the medical field. Dr. El-Baz will take the lead in organizing a national conference and related activities including seed grants by the Keck Foundation.
Dr. El-Baz, a veteran of NASA’s Apollo program of lunar exploration, is a pioneer in applying space imaging in the fields of geology, geography and archaeology. He is particularly noted for research on desert landforms and the location of groundwater resources in arid lands. Under his direction, the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing was selected in 1997 by NASA as a “Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing.”
The W.M. Keck Foundation was established in 1954 in Los Angeles CA. It is one of the nation's largest philanthropic organizations that provide far-reaching benefits for humanity. In recent years, the Keck Foundation has focused on science, engineering and medical research as well as undergraduate college education. Its grants invest in people and programs that are making a difference in the quality of life, now and in the future.
Boston University was founded in 1839. It is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the U.S. It has 17 colleges and schools and a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes, which are central to its research and teaching mission.
January 18 - 21, 2010
(Abu Dhabi) – World Future Energy Summit, the world’s platform for sustainable future energy solutions, provides an ideal networking event for industry leaders, investors, scientists, specialists, policymakers and researchers to discuss the challenges of rising energy demand and actions to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable future for the world.
In April 2006, Abu Dhabi took a bold and historic decision to embrace renewable and sustainable energy solutions. As the first major hydrocarbon-producing nation to take such a step, it established its leadership position by launching Masdar, a global cooperative platform dedicated to finding and deploying solutions to some of the mankind’s most pressing issues: energy security, climate change and truly sustainable human development.
January 17, 2009
(Dhahran) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Saudi Arabia Section and the Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS) are pleased to invite you to attend its January 2010 Joint Dinner Meeting. The topic of this meeting is “When the Sahara was Green” presented by Dr. Farouk El-Baz.
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