Robbie Hood is a Native American atmospheric scientist who, in September 2008, became the new and first permanent is now the new and first permanent director of NOAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program. She is located in Boulder, Colorado.
Previously, she worked within the Earth Science Office of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Ala. One-eighth Cherokee, Ms. Hood is a direct descendant of John Ross, the first elected chief of the Cherokee Nation. Mr. Ross, who held the office for nearly 40 years, is famous for leading the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears – their forced relocation from the Southeastern United States to present-day Oklahoma in 1938-1939. Coincidentally, one route of the Trail of Tears passes near Marshall Space Flight Center where Ms. Hood worked until September 2008. Ms. Hood spent much of her childhood in Neosho, Missouri and Picayune, Miss, where she developed an interest of weather by witnessing the devastating effects of Hurricane Camille in Miss, in 1969 and the1974 Neosho tornado.
Ms. Hood is keenly interested in research and development of new technology to improve the measurement capabilities and utilization of remote sensing observations for monitoring Earth system processes. At NASA she was the leader of a passive microwave instrumentation group of scientists and engineers who have developed and deployed two aircraft sensors to observe precipitation and oceanic winds. Her team has participated in numerous aircraft/satellite field experiments conducted by NASA to study the development, behavior, and intensity of weather events in or near Australia, Brazil, Alaska, the Marshall Islands, Costa Rica and the coastal regions of the United States. In collaboration with her fellow lightning research colleagues at MSFC, her team has published research results highlighting the benefit of simultaneously sampled passive microwave observations of precipitation structures and storm electric field information to monitor the intensity of thunderstorms and tropical cyclones from an aircraft platform.
As a strong advocate for scientific collaboration and partnership, Ms. Hood has been a mission scientist in three NASA research experiments studying hurricane genesis, intensity, precipitation, and landfalling impacts. In this capacity, she has led a collaborative science team of approximately 25 principal investigators across multiple NASA field centers, governmental agencies, and academic institutions and a 100-person field investigation team comprised of aircraft pilots, project and information managers, weather forecasters, scientists, engineers, and students. A compilation of the first research results of these hurricane experiments have been published in a January 2006 special issue of the American Meteorological Society Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Maker Business — Robotics manufacturer Anki is stripped for parts
Wearables — Form a flame
Electronics — Calc that whip!
Biohacking — Vitamin-C + Gelatin for Accelerated Recovery
Python for Microcontrollers — See you at Supercon, Python #2 language on GitHub and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit
Adafruit IoT Monthly — Helping Harry's Heart, CircuitPython meets AWS IoT and more!
Microsoft MakeCode — Lenticular Art Display with Crickit
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.