Update: Education Tidbits
The club recently was selected as one of eight groups nationwide to win the President’s Environmental Youth Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The club’s leadership and advisor will travel to Washington, D.C., to accept the award later this year. Have these folks presented their work at a GIS conference?
—- original post 4/4/09——
Bigfork High School in Montana has a caving club. But in addition to exploring caves, the students clean graffiti and monitor newly found caves in Glacier National Park. That’s led to a GIS lab to map their finds.
Their monitoring work recently earned recognition from Best Buy, which awarded the club a $10,000 grant. The club will use the money to create a GIS lab, complete with seven high-powered laptop computers and a desktop server, to digitize their discoveries.
Towson University in Maryland has a program like none other I’ve seen. The alumni association awards smallish grants to alumni and others associated with the university as they further their careers. For example, Jeffrey Rank ’96 who graduated from TU, then completed the GIS Certificate program at Penn State, received a grant to attend the TUGIS conference. Other grants are to a wide array of other conferences and schools in different fields. Very cool.