The first Geospatial Education Initiative business summit will be held July 29 at UW-Eau Claire, during which faculty and geospatial business partners will engage in discussions to progress toward the goals of the GEI to develop and promote the skills needed for today’s students entering the geospatial workforce.
The summit will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Centennial Room of Davies Center.
In June, the GEI received a three-year $418,869 grant from the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grants Program. (Read the full story.)
In particular, this year’s GEI business summit will seek input from the GEI’s business partners on core learning outcomes from the Geospatial Technology Competency Model of the Employment and Training Administration. The input will help UW-Eau Claire faculty in developing a comprehensive geospatial major, said Dr. Christina Hupy, associate professor of geography and GEI project lead.
Geospatial business partners participating in the business summit will be Paul Braun of Continental Mapping Consultants Inc., Sun Prairie; Adam Derringer of Ayres Associates Inc., Madison; Brian Welde of Mapper; Mike Neil and Tyler Patterson of C.H. Robinson, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; and Mike Kramer of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Wausau.
UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff participants will be Martin Goettl, Dr. Christina Hupy, Dr. Joe Hupy, Aaron Schroeder (student), Dr. Ryan Weichelt and Dr. Cyril Wilson, geography and anthropology; Dr. Jean Pratt, information systems; and Dr. Peter Bui and Dr. Chris Johnson, computer science.
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Terry and Liz Chmielewski each presented papers at the International Conference for Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, which was held June 11-13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Liz's paper was titled "Living-Learning Communities vs. a Traditional Course Delivery System" and Terry's was titled "Toward a Theory of Eiconics." They also were interviewed by National Public Radio for their work on the Happiness Initiative. The interview was part of the Leadership for a Better World Global Summit June 17-18, which was sponsored by UW-Extension and hosted at UW-Madison. The Chmielewskis were joined by Mike Huggins, former Eau Claire city manager, for the interview and conference.
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