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Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Delta GIS Courses and other Education GIS News

Delta College, a community college in Michigan will be offering a new GIS course winter semester 2013 and perhaps a follow up if there is interest.

Wendy Baker, associate professor of biology at Delta, was granted a sabbatical to take the lead in developing the two new classes but she won't be teaching them. The class is open to any student who has the computer prerequisite CST 133, or equivalent skills that must meet the approval of course instructor Anne Wooden. 

- Midland Daily News

Want to attend the GI_Forum 2013 - Creating the GISociety in July in Salzburg? Esri offers five stipends to young researchers.

Particular attention is paid to the submissions of young researchers both during the review process as well as through five ESRI digital-earth stipends helping them to cover conference and subsistence costs (full paper submission only). Stipends amount to EUR 400,- each, and will typically cover both the conference fees and accommodation during the conference. Stipends are available for full-paper contributions in English only. They are awarded based on the results of aninternational review process.

- details via @michael_d_gould

Esri also offers 15 scholarships to AGILE 2013. Priority is given to PhD students and covers  full conference registration and a maximum of 4 nights in a hotel.

- details

Maps created by MTSU students to show the breadth and depth of genocide in the world will be shown to members of the Tennessee General Assembly next year.
 
Dr. Patricia Boda’s cartography class used geographic information systems and manual mapmaking for the “Geography of Hate” projects that will be displayed at Legislative Plaza on April 1, 2013, the date the state commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Student maps covered Sudan, Rwanda, the Hopi Nation and hate groups in three Southern states.

- Murfreesboro Post

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/20 at 03:53 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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