Rep. Sarbanes views the PGTC
© Teri West
U.S. Congressman Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) visited CICS at the University of Maryland on Tuesday, March 13th. He came to view the new Proving Ground Training Center (PGTC) Visualization Lab. CICS-MD Scientist Patrick Meyers led the tour and demonstration. The Congressman was also able to meet some of the PGTC staff. UMD President Wallace Loh joined him on the visit. In his post-visit tweet, Loh thanked Rep. Sarbanes for his support of federal science funding. He noted that this area (UMD, NOAA, and NASA) has the largest concentration of Earth and climate scientists in the U.S.
From left to right: Undergraduate Intern Matt Nicholson, PGTC Scientists Pat Meyers, Mark Sanutti and Shenjian Su, CICS Deputy Director Hugo Berbery, Rep. Sarbanes, NOAA Scientist Ralph Ferraro, ESSICS Deputy Director Phil Arkin, ESSIC IT Director Mark Baith, CICS Executive Director Fernando Miralles- Wilhelm, and UMD President Loh (in spirit only: Scott Rudlosky and Michael Peterson).