The Importance of Geographic Literacy in Liberal Arts Education and other GIS Education News
Dr. Christopher Sutton, professor of geography at Western Illinois University, delivered the ninth annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture, entitled "Geography Matters! The Importance of Geographic Literacy in Liberal Arts Education."
Claremont Graduate University’s (CGU) School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT) and Esri are offering more than $70,000 in scholarships and cash prizes to students and grads who build apps for the Student GIS Challenge competition. The apps, Esri tech prefered must relate to one of two challenge areas: public health and humanitarian issues or transportation safety.
There are cash awards and scholarship fund to pursue an advanced degree concentrating on GIS in SISAT at CGU.
- Applicant must be eligible for undergraduate graduation by June, 2012 or have graduated after January 2010.
- For the CGU School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT) GIS Tuition scholarship: applicant must meet the academic requirements for admission to CGU in general, and SISAT specifically. Please see SISAT requirements.
The New York Times Learning Network offers suggestoins of how to use its crowdsourcing "where were you on 9/11 map" in education.