Sarah Parcak – One of the Nations top Innovators

Upstart 100 is a 2 year initiative that recognizes the country’s top innovators in science, technology, arts, and more.

Not surprisingly, another Birmingham resident has made this years list!

Sarah Parcak has been recognized for her revolutionary use of satellite   technology to pin point future archaeological explorations. Even at 37 years old, she is a leading researcher with the Laboratory for Global Exploration at UAB.

Among her previous success, she was awarded the 2016 TED prize and received $1 Million to further her development of the citizen-science tool GlobalXplorer. She has accomplished wonderful things for UAB and Birmingham alike.

The first site she intends to explore from on high: Peru, home to Machu Picchu and other treasures she wants to protect from looting. “Peru is just the beginning. We’re going to be expanding this platform to the world,” Parcak said from the TED stage in February

-J Jennings Moss, Upstart Business Journal


This is the second time a Birminghamian has taken on center stage to represent a country full of innovators and dreamers.
Thank you Sarah for your hustle. Keep it up!

To read full digest on Sarah from Upstart, click here 


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