William Emery, a professor in the University of Colorado at Boulder's aerospace engineering program, received an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE). The IEEE is a nonprofit professional organization for the advancement of technology.
The IEEE honored Emery for his contributions to the field of geoscience at its 2009 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Geoscience is an expanding branch of science that monitors the health of the planet through satellites. More commonly referred to as Earth sciences, the field encompasses all sciences related to planet Earth.