Bucknell has been awarded a $520,000 Mellon grant (the largest Mellon grant ever received by BU) to support the development of courses and initiatives related to environmental studies. Click here to read the announcement on the BU home page. In addition to providing stipends to faculty who create new courses that include environmental connections, the grant will also support the development of GIS technology as a tool in teaching, learning and research related to environmental topics. Specifically, the grant will:
- provide stipends to faculty who attend GIS workshops
- fund GIS Student Research Assistants
- fund development of course materials – labs, lecture materials, datasets, web-based course modules, etc. – that integrate GIS with environmental studies content
Contact me with any questions or ideas you might have about the GIS part of this grant.