Laramie Potts, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of engineering technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he is involved in an ongoing investigation of the “total electron content” variations over the northern ionospheric trough from dual-frequency GPS observations. Installation of a dual-frequency GPS receiver at the Jenny Jump experimental station in western New Jersey and observations from other reference stations provide the data for this investigation.
Potts has also hosted a visiting scholar from Turkey, launched a new course in marine surveying and has been collaborating with the faculty of Atlantic Cape Community College to develop a curriculum. In two courses he developed and taught there, students used handheld GPS devices and web-based mapping to develop a digital map of the campus.
He has published 19 peer-reviewed journal papers and 31 conference abstracts and has been PI or co-PI on five grants totaling over $600,000 and has been active in grant submission to the National Science Foundation.
Potts has served as a program coordinator for the SET program, the only one of its kind in New Jersey, and has developed several new elective courses for his department. He serves as the faculty advisor for Tau Alpha Pi, and also has served on several NJIT committees.
He received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2000.
Topics: web-based mapping, surveying engineering technology