Guest post by Max Stiss, Geography/Anthropology ’12
Because of Janine’s workshops with faculty and her assistance around campus, faculty and students have been able to use G.I.S as a resource for diversifying their research and project work. Janine’s extensive background with G.I.S has paved a new avenue for a broadened learning experience at Bucknell. In only Janine’s second summer as our Specialist, she has brought on 8 summer students working around the clock on G.I.S projects for the university including faculty and students.
In addition to the work I’ve done this summer, I have been fortunate to be the T.A (Teachers Assistant) for Duane’s Intro to G.I.S course the past two years and once again this coming semester. Working with other students on the coursework and their project work has continued to expand my G.I.S horizons immensely. On and off throughout the year, I’ve met with students and faculty from many academic fields to assist in their project work or take on project work myself. The project experience I’ve had using G.I.S is invaluable and especially the work I’ve been doing this summer.
I’m going to branch this blog off from here contributing individual and shared blogs to the projects we have done here, this summer. Keep reading, please. These projects are really cool.