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Stats + Stories: Statistical Mapping

Jun 8, 2019

Dr. Caitlin Kontgis is a technical lead on the Applied Science team at Descartes Labs and was honored at the New Mexico Tech Council's Women in Tech celebration in March 2018.
Credit via Stats and Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Scientists announced a shocking discovery in 2019. The loss of ice in Antarctica had devastated the second largest Emperor Penguin colony in the world, and it was unlikely the colony would bounce back from the loss of territory or the loss of population. The story was just one more example of the way the earth’s landscape is changing. Scientists discovered the loss of both the ice and the colony through the use of satellite survey technology. Using satellite technology to map changes to Earth’s terrain is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in studio by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics’ Department, and Richard Campbell former and founding Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest is Geographer Caitlin Kontgis, Applied Scientist Lead at Descartes Labs, where she studies changes to Earth’s landscape using various types of satellite technologies. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.