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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Photocity is a program of the AJA Project that aims to help stop bullying by raising awareness of it. Students of the program take photos of where they see bullying or other violence happening, and the location is mapped on a Google image that shows not only where the bullying happened, but a short description of what happened as well.

Middle school students in San Diego, CA are indeed mapping bullying and coverage of the effort by Youth Radio results suggest that the effort at documentation has resulted in lower bullying rates. The youth reporter suggested the cause and effect, not me. 

- HuffPo

BAE Systems is proud to announce a partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

As part of the partnership, BAE Systems will sponsor NOVA's Geospatial Leaders Summer Program. The program, which runs from June 22 to July 20, is designed to introduce at-risk students from Northern Virginia high schools to Geospatial Intelligence studies and help them understand a college education and fulfilling career is within their grasp. BAE Systems volunteers will act as mentors throughout the program, helping students develop invaluable skills such as resume building, networking, and job interviewing techniques.

- press release

Professor Adrian Moore, 49, has been appointed Head of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Ulster's Coleraine campus.

A specialist in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Armagh-born academic, now resident in Portstewart, has been at the forefront of the University’s expansion of GIS studies and its spin-out diversification into the multi-billion dollar global GIS industry. 

- press release

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