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ITT and CNY ASPRS Announce 2007 Student of the Year Award Winners

White Plains, NY- ITT Corporation and the Central New York Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (CNY ASPRS) announced the two winners of the 2007 Student of the Year Award. The undergraduate and graduate winners are Joshua Sisskind, a Broadcast Meteorology and Geography major at the University of Albany, and Stephen R. Lach, a PhD student in Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, respectively.

The awards will be formally presented by members of ITT and CNY ASPRS during the June 1st CNY ASPRS Annual Spring Meeting at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY.

Each year, the CNY Region of the ASPRS sponsors a Student of the Year Award for students matriculated in Upstate New York, Vermont and North Central Pennsylvania. This year, thanks to generous funding from ITT, two discrete winners received full honors, a first in the history of the award.

“The Student of the Year Award is an essential encouragement and commendation for students interested in photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geographic information systems,” said Chris Young, president and general manager of ITT Space Systems Division.

Information about the award is distributed early in the year, and applications are due midway through the Spring semester. In addition to a $2,000 check, each winner receives a one-year ASPRS membership and certificate.

ITT’s Space Systems Division provides innovative solutions to customers in the Department of Defense, Intelligence, Space Science and Commercial Aerospace to help them visualize and understand critical events happening on Earth, in the air, or in space in time to take effective action. Leveraging comprehensive capabilities within the electromagnetic spectrum, Space Systems’ solutions span from image and data collection through processing and dissemination. Key applications include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; high-resolution commercial imaging; space science; meteorology and Earth sciences; GPS navigation; and image and data processing and dissemination. To learn more about Space Systems, visit

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation ( supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport, treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays a vital role in international security through its defense communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure marine and electrical connectors markets with a wide range of products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $7.8 billion in 2006 sales.

In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Corporation stock is traded on the Euronext and Frankfurt exchanges.

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Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Their mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. For more information, go to

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