Grant for High Schools to Map Hydrants and other Education GIS News
The Greenbrier EAST lab received an “EAST After Hours” grant funded by the Enhancing Education Through Technology grant made possible by the Arkansas Department of Education and is done in cooperation with the Southeast Educational Service Cooperative and the EAST Initiative.
The high schoolers will map the fire hydrants for the volunteer fire department. They create the map, then train the fire fighters to use it via mobile devices. No details on the amount of the grant.
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College [VA] announce several new courses for the Spring Semester that begins the week of January 9, 2012. Here's how the new GIS course is described:
Marion County [FL] school officials have ordered specialized mapping of the three largest sinkholes that opened during last month's rain deluge to determine if they are connected to large underground caverns.Robert Knight, the district's supervisor of facilities, said the St. Johns River Water Management District must approve all repair plans and tests. He said the minimum cost to repair all nine sinkholes will be $65,000 total.Electrical resistivity tests, basically an MRI of the ground, will map out underground caverns in the area of two Howard Middle School sinkholes and another at Ward-Highlands Elementary.
But the Stanford Human Rights Education (SHRE) Initiative hopes to fill this gap with a “fresh and surprising” approach to human rights education.
Teaming up with community colleges, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), which has partnered with the Program on Human Rights, the School of Education and the Division of International Comparative and Area Studies (ICA), aims to create a human rights curriculum and build a network of support among educators.
“It’s an outreach effort through Stanford University by a coalition of departments,” said Robert Wessling, associate director for the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, which is also partnering with SPICE. “We’re finding out that there are so many different ways to include human rights into a classroom and into so many different kinds of disciplinary studies. So, there’s not really a one size-fits-all, like a master curriculum of human rights.”
It'd be great if there's some geographic or GIS education in there, too.