This past summer (2016), 10 students in the online Master of Geographic Information Systems program travelled to Europe to collaborate with students from the Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, located in Enschede, Netherlands, to develop solutions to analyze spatiotemporal patterns in refugee migration data. This marked the first time an online graduate program at Penn State has had a "study abroad" component!
Angela Chang, a human rights advocate with Amnesty International and a student in the Penn State online master’s degree program in Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Intelligence option, was the 2014 recipient of the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award. Chang was unable to attend the 2014 U.S.
Thanks to the hard work of Steve Handwork, Donna Peuquet, Todd Bacastow, and many others, Penn State was named a Center of Excellence by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and US Geological Survey (USGS)! Todd Bacastow accepted the award on behalf of Penn State during the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Symposium in Washington, DC in June 2015. The award was presented by Mr. Robert Cardillo, NGA Director.
Lessons learned from teaching Anthony Robinson's Maps MOOC has been published in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education - see http://t.co/jVctTp4Vzq (Authors: Anthony C. Robinson, Joseph Kerski, Erin C. Long, Heng Luo, David DiBiase, & Angela Lee).
During The Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2014 annual meeting, Richard Hinton, a graduate student studying geographic information systems (GIS) through the World Campus, presented his paper “Open Source Geospatial Technologies for Vulnerability Assessment and Disaster Risk Reduction.” Learn more in Penn State News!