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University of Illinois Announces Seventeen new CyberGIS Fellows to Promote cyberGIS Education

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Thursday, August 21st 2014
| Champaign, IL


August 18, 2014 - The National Science Foundation-supported CyberGIS Project has selected 13 projects led by 17 researchers across the United States for funding through its CyberGIS Fellows program, which supports the development of cyberGIS education materials and curricula. The CyberGIS Fellows will hold visiting appointments at the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will have opportunities to develop collaborations with these two interdisciplinary programs.

CyberGIS—geographic information science and systems (GIS) based on advanced cyberinfrastructure—has emerged during the past several years as a vibrant interdisciplinary field impacting a broad swath of scientific domains and research areas. Due to the field’s rapid development, most of the related curricula and education materials do not systematically teach concepts and principles underlying cyberGIS and cover problem-solving skills revolving around cyberGIS. The CyberGIS Fellows will address this gap.

2014-2015 CyberGIS Fellows

  • Guido Cervone, The Pennsylvania State University, A CyberGIS Approach to Using Remote Sensing and Social Media to Assess Environmental Hazards
  • Daniel W. Goldberg, Texas A&M University, Building the Next Generation of CyberGIScientists—Model Curricula, Best Practices & Conceptual Frameworks for Delivering and Assessing CyberGIS Teaching & Learning
  • Qunying Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Developing CyberGIS Education Curriculum
  • Karen K. Kemp, University of Southern California, Dissemination and Evaluation of CyberGIS Education Materials
  • Wenwen Li, Arizona State University, Introduction to Service-Oriented CyberGIScience
  • Mark McKenney, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, CyberGIS Education Modules for Integration with Existing Undergraduate Curricula
  • Yi Qiang and Nina Lam, Louisiana State University, Using CyberGIS to Model the Coupled Natural and Human Dynamics in a Vulnerable Coastal System
  • Britta Ricker and Jim Thatcher, University of Washington-Tacoma, CyberGIS: A Multi-level Pedagogical Approach
  • Eric Shook, Kent State University, CyberGIS Education from the Bottom Up
  • Terry A. Slocum and Xingong Li, University of Kansas, Developing Material for the Course "Mapping and Analysis in the Cloud"
  • Jie Tian, Clark University, Developing Three Interconnected Course Modules for College Teaching of High Performance Geospatial Computation with CyberGIS
  • Bev Wilson and Md. Shakil Bin Kashem, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Developing CyberGIS Pedagogy for Urban Planning Practice and Research
  • Chuanrong Zhang, University of Connecticut, Improving Web GIS to Enhance CyberGIS Education at UConn

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