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Bucknell University is seeking presenters and participants for a fall 2012 conference, GIS & Spatial Thinking in the Undergraduate Curriculum

  • What:  Conference on current challenges and emerging opportunities in GIS and spatial analysis in undergraduate teaching and research. Intended for faculty and GIS/IT staff with an interest in using GIS for teaching and/or research in higher education. 
  • When: November 16-18, 2012
  • Where: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Click here for a map.
  • Details:  Visit the conference website for details on registrationschedule of events, and submitting presentations and maps.
  • Deadlines:  Deadline for early bird registration is August 31, 2012. Deadline for presentation and map submissions is September 14, 2012.
  • Keynotes: Keynote presentations by Anne Kelly Knowles, Middlebury College; Diana Stuart Sinton, University of Redlands; and Jeremy Crampton, University of Kentucky.  

We have chosen a work-group format for the conference in order to maximize opportunities for discussion and brain-storming amongst participants. The main day of the conference will feature five work-group sessions, each consisting of 45 minutes of presentations and 45 minutes of open discussion organized around a theme. We are seeking 3 presenters and 1 chairperson for each of the 5 sessions. See the submissions page for a detailed description of the session topics: 

  • Mapping Human Activity – Qualitative Analysis GIS
  • Quantitative Analysis & Technical Applications of GIS  
  • GIS in Pedagogy
  • GIS in Community Outreach & Service Learning
  • Software & Data Issues in GIS Instruction

This event is sponsored by Library & Information Technology at Bucknell University. Should you have any questions, please contact Janine Glathar at or (570) 577-1990



Param Bedi

Vice President

Library and Information Technology

Bucknell University

(o) 570-577-1557

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