GIS to the Rescue - for Girls and other Education GIS News
Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls “GIS to the Rescue” program Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Center, 98 East Morgan Street in Brevard.
I'm not sure what to make of this comment from from PARI Education Director Christi Whitworth:
GPS, the satellite-based navigation system, is the most well-known example of GIS, but we will also be looking at other sources of data.
Montlhly programs in science are co-hosted by Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) and Transylvania County 4-H, and affiliated with the national effort to engage girls in science sponsored by Twin Cities Public Television.
In order to promote open access to research data, many funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), require that research data generated by publicly-funded projects be made publicly available. In addition, some journals require authors to make materials, data and associated protocols promptly available to readers as a condition of publication. Researchers can now more easily comply with these policies by utilizing the services of Penn State’s Data Commons. ...
With ongoing support from the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE), the Institute for CyberScience (ICS), and the Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure Group, the Data Commons has expanded its services as a portal to data, applications and resources by, for, or about Penn State research.
• Thomas Nash is working towards a degree in Data Science with a concentration in geospatial informatics. He is an enlisted soldier in the South Carolina State Guard (SCSG) who understands that development and improvement of more advanced photographic techniques and field-deployable vehicles would greatly increase mission success. Nash hopes that his strong technical background, coupled with statistical understanding, will make him a valuable asset in the field of aerospace engineering.
He is a member of the Honors College and the National Honors Society.