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Dr. Yu Mo Wins Prize in Data Visualization

December 8, 2017

Dr. Yu MoEach year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) presents an award to selected undergraduate and graduate students through their Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition. The AGU recognizes achievement in presenting science through powerful visuals - images that inspire creativity, excitement and emotion, while driving the audience to a deeper level of engagement with the data and subject matter being presented. Funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), each winner receives a travel grant to the AGU Fall Meeting and the opportunity to present their story through the NASA Hyperwall.

One of this year's winners is recently minted Ph.D., Yu Mo, from the Department of Environmental Science and Technology. Hailing originally from China's Sun Yat-Sen University, Mo studied wetlands for her doctoral work, including the climate change response in Louisiana's marshes. 

"This award is a great opportunity for exposing others to my research. It is in our collective interest to focus on our environment and for me to educate others about the critical importance of using satellite-based remote sensing data to study long-term coastal marsh ecosystem changes. This recognition is also an encouragement for me to continue to improve my skills in data visualization, which is a very powerful tool for translating my research to a broader community," says Mo.

More information about Yu Mo can be found here.

(Photo credit: Damian Palin)

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