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USM’s Thompson honored

Jamie Thompson

Jamie Thompson

University of Southern Mississippi alumna Jamie Thompson was recently recognized for her participation in NASA’s Digital Earth Virtual Environment Learning Outreach Project (DEVELOP) at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

Thompson, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from USM in 2014, was recognized by DEVELOP for participating in the program for five terms, working on three projects as a team member and two projects as a team lead.

Thompson participated in the DEVELOP program for almost two years and was an intern while attending the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Her work included providing wetland analysis to entities such as the National Wildlife Federation, analyzing ozone data in different areas after forest fires and calculating salinity measurements to aid with placement of oyster reefs.
Currently, Thompson works as an application developer for GEO Jobe GIS Consulting where she builds web-mapping software for users of the geographic information system.

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