Annual Map Contest Winners
Geospatial Semester impacts range of students
Loudoun Valley High School integrated their Geospatial Semester program with a class for exceptional learners to teach geospatial science to broader range of students. Read more about their efforts in ESRI’s Spring 2021 ARCNEWS article: Virginia High School Helps More Students Expand Their Analytical Capabilities.
JMU participates in 2018 NSF’s STEM for All Video Showcase to Highlight Innovation in STEM Education
Dr. Bob Kolvoord, Dean of the College of Integrated Science and Engineering at James Madison University will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The presentation, entitled “Neural Impacts of Classroom-based Spatial Education” looks at how the innovative use of classroom technology, through JMU’s Geospatial Semester impacts participating students’ critical thinking and brain structure.
Geospatial Semester student wins National Council for Geographic Education map contest prize
Eric Cowi, a 2011 graduate of the Loudoun Academy of Science in Sterling, VA and a JMU Geospatial Semester dual enrollment student was a winner at the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) map contest, held in conjunction with the NCGE Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. Eric won the K-12 Analysis award for his project on Analyzing the Optimal Location of Solar Farms in the Northeast Corridor. This was a remarkable achievement for Thomas and his teacher, Mr. Duke Writer.
Geospatial Semester students wins National Council for Geographic Education map contest
Thomas Dickinson, a 2010 graduate of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA and a JMU Geospatial Semester dual enrollment students was a big winner at the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) map contest, held in conjunction with the NCGE Annual Meeting in Savannah. GA. Thomas won all of the awards in the K-12 category (Communications and Cartography) and his project was selected as the overall winner in Communication across all categories for his project on Flood Risks in Washington, DC. This was a remarkable achievement for Thomas and his teacher, Mr. Ryan Miller.
Geospatial Semester program receives international exposure
During the Plenary Session of 2012 ESRI International User’s Conference, Geospatial Semester students from Washington-Lee High School took the stage to present their technical skills and their ability to solve real world problems in front of 14,000 professionals. Check out the videos of their presentations here:
Past Contest Winners
We run an annual competition for Geospatial Semester students to share their work.
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