Campus Spotlight

campus spotlight photo

Feb. 13, 2012
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

A camera installed on the International Space Station is giving upper Midwest farmers real-time data about how their crops are growing. The camera was built by a company owned by three RIT graduates. From left, Lawrence Taplin ’02 (imaging science); Tracie Spiliotis ’99, ’01 (accounting, MBA); and Pano Spiliotis ’99, ’01 (imaging science, MBA) own FluxData, based at RIT’s business incubator, Venture Creations. The University of North Dakota hired the company in 2010 to build the multispectral imager for its International Space Station Agricultural Camera project.

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