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Kulhavy, David; Unger, Daniel; Hung, I-Kuai; Schalk, Chris; Zhang, Yanli; Viegut, Reid – International Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Science communication is increasing through the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones. Within the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU), UASs such as the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Mavic Mini2 drones were used by students and faculty to study mistletoe, crepemyrtle and fire ants and…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Aviation Technology
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Kulhavy, David L.; Unger, Daniel R.; Viegut, Reid; Hung, I-Kuai; Zhang, Yanli – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
CITYgreen Geographic Information Systems software was used to develop a campus wide cover type map for Stephen F. Austin State University in an environmental science landscape ecology course. The finding indicated an equal division of forest cover type compared to impervious surface of buildings and paved surface. Once the classification was…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Environmental Education, Ecology, Conservation (Environment)
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Viegut, Reid A.; Kulhavy, David L.; Unger, Daniel R.; Hung, I-Kuai; Humphreys, Brian – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in undergraduate forestry education continues to expand and develop. Accuracy of data collection is an important aspect of preparation for "society-ready" foresters to meet the complex sustainable environment managing for ecological, social and economic interests. Hands-on use of a DJI Phantom 4…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Forestry, Undergraduate Students, Measurement Techniques
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Henley, Richard B.; Unger, Daniel R.; Kulhavy, David L.; Hung, I-Kuai – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
An Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture (ATCOFA) senior spatial science undergraduate student engaged in a multi-course undergraduate research project to expand his expertise in remote sensing and assess the applied instruction methodology employed within ATCOFA. The project consisted of performing a change detection…
Descriptors: Student Research, College Seniors, Agricultural Education, Visual Aids
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Kulhavy, David L.; Unger, Daniel R.; Hung, I-Kuai; Douglass, David – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
A senior within a spatial science Ecological Planning capstone course designed an undergraduate research project to increase his spatial science expertise and to assess the hands-on instruction methodology employed within the Bachelor of Science in Spatial Science program at Stephen F Austin State University. The height of 30 building features…
Descriptors: College Seniors, College Curriculum, Research Projects, Experiential Learning