The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Fall 1999 (Volume 1, Number 1)

GW E&EM and GETF Officials Meet on Joint Programs 

On March 12, 2000, top officials of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF) met with E&EM representatives at the GETF headquarters building in Northern Virginia.  The purpose of the meeting was to flesh out ideas for joint GW-E&EM/GETF partnerships in the area of satellite imagery and related technologies to earth science and environmental protection  applications.  The following personnel participated in the meeting:

  • Monica Ellis, President, Global Environmental and Technology Foundation
  • Richard Cooper, President, Global Initiatives, Inc.
  • William Roper, E&EM Visiting Professor and former Director, Topographic Engineering Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Sue Hall, E&EM Doctoral Candidate and Senior Engineer, National Imagery and Mapping Agency
  • Hank Habicht, Chief Executive Officer, Global Environmental and Technology Foundation and former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jonathan Deason, Lead Professor, E&EM Program
Participants in GW-GETF meeting were (L-r) Richard Cooper, President, Global Initiatives, Inc.; William Roper, E&EM Visiting Professor; Sue Hall, E&EM doctoral candidate; Monica Ellis, President, Global Environmental and Technology Foundation; Jonathan Deason, Lead Professor, E&EM Program; and Hank Habicht, Chief Executive Officer, Global Environmental and Technology Foundation 

GW-E&EM/GETF partnership possibilities discussed at the meeting included those involving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, and Global Initiatives, Inc.  Project areas include sustainable urban management, emergency response and preparedness, commercial applications of remote technologies in the renewable natural resources area, and international environmental protection.  The March 12 meeting, which was the second in a series of GW-E&EM/GETF discussions, began a process of convergence on several joint collaborations between the two organizations. 


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Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor