The Fine Fellows Program - Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Fine Outreach for Science Fellows Program

This program introduces a wide range of internationally recognized scientists and experts to GigaPan™ as a pioneering new scientific tool. We will equip and train renowned leaders in a variety of fields to use the GigaPan system. These scientists will then be set loose to bring their own scientific, critical and creative eyes to bear, applying the technology to their field of specialization.

With a no-strings-attached approach, participants in this program have the freedom to discover new and useful ways to use GigaPan technology that those outside their field might never consider.

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2010 Fine Fellows

Returning Scientists:  

  • Dr. Chris Fastie Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Biology, Middlebury College
  • Dr. Candace Kairies Beatty Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Winona State University
  • Dr. Matt Lamanna Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Prof. Ken Tamminga Professor of Landscape Architecture, Department of Ecology, Penn State University
  • Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp Acting Pennsylvania Apiarist, PA Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Patrick Ryan Williams Associate Curator of Archaeological Science and South American Anthropology The Field Museum of Natural History

New Fellows:

  • Mr. Richard Bahr Fire Science & Ecology Program Lead, National Park Service, Wildland Fire
  • Mr. James Balog Founder and Director, Extreme Ice Survey; Professional Photographer; Affiliate of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado; Affiliate of Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University
  • Mr. Callan Bentley Assistant Professor of Geology, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Dr. Laurel Bestock Assistant Professor of Egyptology and Ancient Western Studies, Brown University
  • Dr. Faysal Bibi Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut International de Paléoprimatologie, Paléontologie Humaine (IPHEP), Université de Poitiers
  • Dr. Andrea Chavez Michaelsen Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Change and Environmental Public Policies, University of Florida (UF) - Universidad Nacional Amazonica de, Madre de Dios (UNAMAD)
  • Dr. Julia Clarke Associate Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Nathan Craig Assistant Professor of Archaeological Anthropology, Penn State University
  • Mr. Brett Engstrom Consulting Botanist & Ecologist    
  • Mr. Rand Eppich Senior Project Manager Field Projects Group, Getty Conservation Institute
  • Dr. J. Michael Fay National Geographic Explorer, Senior Conservationist, Wildlife Conservation Society & Directeur Technique, Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, Gabon 
  • Dr. Joshua M. Feinberg Assistant Professor, Institute for Rock Magnetism, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Alex Fischer Program Coordinator, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University
  • Dr. Douglas Hardy Senior Research Fellow in the Climate System Research Center and Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Ms. Lynne Hately Grants Manager, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative 
  • Dr. Michel Hermelin Professor, Environmental Geology Group, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia
  • Dr. Krithi Karanth Postdoctoral Fellow, Geospatial Analysis for Sustainable Ecosystems and Development, DeFries Lab, Columbia University
  • Mr. David Levin Associate Producer, Ms. Susan Lewis, Senior Editor and Ms. Kristine Allington, Project Coordinator, WGBH/NOVA Online
  • Mr. Chris Linder Research Associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Dr. Stuart Pimm Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University
  • Mr. Joshua Porter Volunteer Program Coordinator, Grand Canyon Trust
  • Dr. Surangi Punyasena Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Sara Shneiderman Research Fellow in Anthropology, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, and Dr. Mark Turin Director, Digital Himalaya Project & World Oral Literature Project, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Janet C. Steven Assistant Professor of Biology, Sweet Briar College
  • Dr. Rebecca Tharme Senior Freshwater Scientist, Global Freshwater Program, The Nature Conservancy
  • Dr. Kim Williams-Guillén Conservation Scientist, Paso Pacifico
  • Dr. Qingling Zhang Research Scientist, Urbanization and Global Change Group, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University