Our graduate on Donald Trump’s advisory board

Prof. Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska, a graduate of the Academy of Agriculture and Technology in Olsztyn will become a member of the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. On 14 November, President Donald Trump announced his intent to appoint individuals to key administration posts.

Professor Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska is a graduate of the Faculty of Geodesy and Agricultural Equipment of the Academy of Agriculture and Technology in Olsztyn, precursor of University of Warmia and Mazury. Currently, she holds the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University. She keeps in touch with her home university all the time. It is with her support that the Faculty of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering of the UWM cooperates with the Ohio State University in the USA.

Prof. Grejner-Brzezińska came to Ohio from Poland more than 20 years ago as a Fulbright scholar to study geodetic science. After obtaining her doctorate, she stayed at the university. In 2017, she became the Associate Dean for Research. Prof. Grejner-Brzesińska also held the function of the President of the Institute of Navigation (ION). She is a member of the ION and the member of the Royal Institute of Navigation. Her research interests include GPS / GNSS algorithms, integration of GPS / inertia and other sensors for environments requiring GPS, sensors and algorithms for internal and personal navigation and mobile mapping. She specialises in geomatic engineering - the science of global infrastructure. Her findings were used by NASA. She also cooperated with the Department of Defence, to help in mapping and tracking the Earth using advanced sensors.

As the first woman from Ohio State University, Prof. Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. At that moment, she stated that it was a great day for representatives of her gender, as at that time only about 10% of the members of this organisation were women. She also hoped that her appointment would inspire other young women engineers.

She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, numerous technical reports and five chapters in books on GPS and navigation, and she has managed more than 25 sponsored research projects with a total budget of 17 million USD. She is the President of the Institute of Navigation, a former President of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Council 4 – Positioning and Application and a member of the IAG.

Prof. Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska was also awarded the Professor Lubomir W. Baran Prize in the second edition of the competition in 2016. The decision on awarding the prize is made by a resolution of the Council of the Faculty of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering of the UWM, after consultation with the award committee. Prof. Grejner-Brzezińska was recognized for her outstanding research achievements in the fields of geodesy and satellite navigation.

syla, źródło: https://www.whitehouse.gov/, ceg.osu.edu