A new center under construction in the UM-Flint Earth and Resource Science Department (ERS) could aid local and regional government and private businesses in making important decisions and valuable information to student and faculty researchers.
Faculty committees and Provost Gerard Voland recently approved the development of a Geographic Information Systems Center (GISC).
It should be open in September.
Students at six schools in the region [Chambersburg, PA] will use geospatial technology to investigate watershed concepts as part of the National Geographic Society's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education Scale-up Initiative.
Montessori Academy of Chambersburg, Waynesboro Area Middle School, Greencastle-Antrim Middle School, James Buchanan Middle School, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School of Waynesboro and Gettysburg Montessori Charter School have become Pennsylvania Chesapeake Champion schools under the program.
It is supported by a $1 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The grant provides professional development for 400 teachers from across the eight states of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, allowing them to incorporate lesson plans on watershed conservation into their lessons.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is taking the lead in filling high-paying geospatial jobs around the world. The University’s Conrad Blucher Institute has recently signed two agreements with universities in China and Russia to provide qualified, four-year degreed surveyors opportunities to enroll in the Master of Science in Geospatial Survey Engineering program (see video at http://gisc.tamucc.edu/) at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.