Eureka Springs EAST Receives University of Arkansas Prize

   

Eureka Springs EAST Receives University of Arkansas Prize
8/12/2013 4:59:55 PM

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab students hosted University of Arkansas Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies staff members Angie Payne and Adam Barnes as part of the EAST Lab 's fantastic First Place win at the CAST - 3D Laser Scanning Proposal Competition.

Contributed by Mila Lynne Floro-Powell

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab students hosted University of Arkansas Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) staff members Angie Payne and Adam Barnes as part of the EAST Lab 's fantastic First Place win at the CAST - 3D Laser Scanning Proposal Competition. The competition, won by EAST student Leah Gould, was held during the 2007 EAST Conference in Hot Springs early this year.

As part of the First Place prize, Payne and Barnes came to the Eureka Springs EAST Lab with an advanced Optech ILRIS-3D Laser Scanner. The staff members demonstrated and assisted the EAST students on how to use the 3D scanner and how to process the 3D data. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the high school EAST students to use University-level research equipment valued at over a half million dollars! The EAST students who accompanied Payne and Barnes throughout town were Animators Alex Martin and Eli Wade, GPS/GIS mappers Anna Lewis, Aleisha Huntley and Matt Tenan, Architectural designers Brandon Jacobs and Matt Lucy, and Videographers Chelsea Shaffer and Adam Hisaw.

The entire day was spent scanning various Eureka Springs historic
buildings: the Carroll County Western District Courthouse, the Historical Museum and the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. To help sustain everyone throughout the warm day were the Pied Piper Pub and Inn (who provided cold soft drinks and water) and the Crescent Hotel (who served a buffet lunch). As Angie Payne expressed, "We are so impressed with the generosity and kindnesses of the Eureka Springs residents and businesses. We want to give our special thanks to those who gave us permission to use their premises for the EAST Lab's Historic Buildings Scanning Project: City of Eureka Springs, City Auditorium, 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, Pied Piper Pub and Inn, and Uncle Tucker's Restaurant."

CAST focuses on research, education, outreach, and applications in geospatial analysis and modeling, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry and geospatial interoperability. The EAST Lab is a unique high school class that emphasizes using advanced technology applications to solve community service projects. In the process of solving community problems, EAST students learn to become creative, intuitive, adaptable learners who can solve unpredictable, real-world problems. For more information about EAST, please contact Mila Lynne Floro-Powell at 479-253-2936.

Eureka Springs High School EAST students (shown at the top of page) Brandon Jacobs and Anna Lewis help University of Arkansas Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies staff members Angie Payne (kneeling) and Adam Barnes (with hat) set up 3D scanning equipment while EAST Videographer Adam Hisaw and EAST animator Alex Martin get ready in the background, for the EAST Lab's Historic Buildings Scanning Project. The EAST Lab won First Place at the University of Arkansas Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) 3D Laser Scanning Proposal Competition, that was for CAST staff members to spend the day demonstrating and assisting the EAST students on how to use the 3D scanner and how to process the 3D data. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the high school EAST students to use University-level research equipment valued at over a half million dollars!

Eureka Springs High School EAST students are seen working with 3D scanning equipment for their Historic Buildings Scanning Project. The EAST Lab won First Place at the recently held University of Arkansas Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) 3D Laser Scanning Proposal Competition, that was for CAST staff members demonstrated and assisted the EAST students on how to use the 3D scanner and how to process the 3D data. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the high school EAST students to use University-level research equipment valued at over a half million dollars! EAST students present: (kneeling on the ground) Eli Wade and Anna Lewis, (standing from left): Brandon Jacobs, Adam Hisaw, Alex Martin, Matt Lucy, Chelsea Shaffer, Aleisha Huntley and Matt Tenan.

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