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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dangermond Visits UMN and other Education GIS News

Jack Dangermond will speak at one of his alma maters, the University of Minnesota on April 10.

- UMN News

Red Orbit seems to be starting a series of lessons on weather. The first in on how mountains impact weather. The first lesson covers the mountains of the U.S. and their impact on climate and weather. Sadly, those two terms are not defined.

- Red Orbit

Focused on the best of America, Rand McNally has launched a short essay contest to discover what places across the country inspire young people. Students who enter the contest have the opportunity to win a $10,000 college scholarship and earn a trip to Washington, D.C.

The contest is open to 7th-12th grade students; there are prizes for teachers, too.

- press release

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is starting a master's degree program in the Earth System Science Department in the College of Science, the school has announced.

The first enrollments will be in August. The program will train master's level students in research applications at the decision-making level. The goal is understanding both Earth system processes but the tools to explore them including GIS, data analysis and remote sensing.

- Al.com

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