Eight E&ES 344 Advanced GIS students presented posters at the Northeast Arc Users Group Spring Spatial Technologies Conference, May 9, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The posters highlighted the students’ semester-long research and service-learning projects incorporating applications of advanced geographic information systems skills. Titles and abstracts for the posters can be found at http://nearc.sites.amherst.edu/program2016/. Stephanie Ling (’16) won the poster contest with her innovative spatial humanities research with Prof Gary Shaw examining the spatiotemporal mobility of bishops in Medieval England. E&ES 344, taught by Kim Diver, is a project-based learning course that is part of the Academy for Project-Based Teaching and Learning hosted by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation. The 14 students in the course conducted independent research projects, worked with faculty on their research projects, or collaborated with community partners on service-learning projects. Half of the course’s projects were represented at the conference.
Introductory GIS students presented their community-based service-learning projects in early December. Read about their projects at the Hartford Courant, Wesleyan’s Engage blog, and Wesleyan News.
Do you plan to integrate geographic information system (GIS), mapping, or other spatial analyses into an upcoming course or project? Perhaps a GIS Assistant can help.
GIS Working Group Meeting
GIS Assistants: What can they do for you?
Wednesday, April 27, 2:40 pm
During the meeting, current and former faculty participants in the GIS Assistant Program will discuss their experiences with including a GIS Assistant in their teaching or research. The meeting is open to all faculty and staff.
Everyone has a story to tell. Harness the power of maps to tell yours and win a trip to San Diego The Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest challenges you to send them the best story maps you’ve got! The grand prize winner will receive airfare, accommodations, and registration to the 2016 Esri User Conference. (Who wouldn’t want to be … Read more
The GIS Service Learning class was highlighted in an ENGAGE post. View the blog post here.
Kim Diver and Jason Simms presented work about integrating story maps into liberal arts courses at the Northeast Arc Users Conference GIS Educator’s Day (Sunday November 8, 2015). For more information, go to http://northeastarc.org/2015/index.html. Abstract: This presentation discusses a pilot project in which five professors integrated ESRI Story Maps within the curriculum during spring semester 2015 … Read more
On Friday November 20, Wes alum Manon Lefevre will be sharing her GIS story. She graduated from Wesleyan a couple of years ago and has since used her GIS skills in Madagascar, at UConn CLEAR, and at the Nature Conservancy. All are welcome to come. 2:40-4:00 pm in PAC 100.