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Thursday, October 30 • 9:00am - 10:30am
GIS Education

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To create a culture of spatial thinking, the youths must be exposed to spatial technologies. This session will outline different initiatives that are being used to help get GIS and associated technologies into the hands of teachers and students alike.

  • High School Science Teachers Apply ArcGIS and Web Maps in Water Quality Research
    Keota Silaphone, MCP, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, United States
  • Using Geospatial Technology Software in your Local K-12 Schools
    Stewart Bruce, and Nichole Gillis, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, United State
  • Hosting of GIS Camps in the Caribbean
    Valrie Grant, MSc, GISP, and Zoe Walker, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica 

Moderators
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Bheshem Ramlal

Senior Lecturer, The University of the West Indies
Dr. Bheshem Ramlal is a senior lecturer in Cartography and Geoinformatics and Head of the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Dr. Ramlal received his undergraduate education in Surveying at the University of the West Indies, MSc. Geoinformatics from the ITC in the Netherlands in 1991 and a Ph.D. Spatial Information Science and Engineering from the University of Maine in... Read More →

Speakers
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Stewart Bruce

GIS Program Coordinator, Washington College
Stewart Bruce is the Assistant Director, Center for Environment and Society, GIS Program Coordinator, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College. In addition to teaching he also manages numerous funded projects spanning the gamut from 3D visualization and virtual world development to crime mapping and analysis to youth technology training in GIS. Previously he worked as Senior Extension Associate at Penn State... Read More →
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Nichole Gillis

Project Manager, Washington College
Nichole (Bryant) Gillis is a GIS Project Manager for the Washington College within the Center for Environment & Society. Nichole earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Washington College. At that time, she interned at the GIS Laboratory and quickly became interested in the wide market of geospatial technology. As a GIS Educator/Analyst for Washington College, Nichole managed a team of thirty employees to develop... Read More →
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Valrie Grant, GISP

Managing Director, GeoTechVision
Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd. She earned a BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a certified GIS Professional (GISP). | Ms. Grant has over 15 years of experience as a Geospatial Analyst, Spatial Technologies and Policy Consultant with engagements... Read More →
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Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP

Lecturer, Salisbury University
Keota Silaphone has 10 years of practical working experience in the public sector as a Natural Resources Planner and GIS Analyst for the Worcester County Government on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From 2003 to 2012, she worked within the Department of Comprehensive Planning (7 years) and Development Review and Permitting Department (3 years) where her efforts focused on watershed planning, water quality issues, and implementing best management... Read More →
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Zoe Walker

Senior GIS Technician, GeoTechVision Guyana Inc.


Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
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