November 20, 2013: GIS Day! UNCW is hosting a day of activities with the community, middle school students, alumni, and faculty and students conducting research. Please see the schedule below for more information and also fill out the registration form so that we can make sure there are enough refreshements for the Research Symposium!
Community Engagement: 9-11:00 am, Fisher University Union (FUU) Azalea Coast Rm 
Members of the UNCW community will talk about use of GIS and GIS professionals from the community will discuss new technology that they are implementing. This is a good time for studens to meet professionals from our community!
K-12 Education: 1:-3:30 pm, DeLoach (DL) 125
Middle School students from Raleigh will be here to demonstrate their Turtle GIS Project to Wilmington middle school students.
Career Panel: 3:-4:30 pm, DeLoach (DL) 114
UNCW alumni and GIS Professionals will meet with current students to talk about geospatial careers.
Research Symposium: 5-7:00 pm, Burney Center (BU) Ballroom A
All faculty, staff, students, and GIS community are welcome! We will be having a poster session and keynote address. Our Keynote speaker is Mr. Tim Johnson, Director of the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis.

Please fill out the Registration Form.
Visitor Parking: Please use M Lot which is located next to the baseball field. See the campus map

UNCW Campus Map

Time  Event  Location  Who Should Attend? 
9:00 - 11:00   UNCW Campus Planning & Community Engagement  Fisher University Union: Azalea Coast Rm  UNCW facilities management & GIS professionals 
1:00 - 3:30  K-12 Education: Turtle GIS!  DeLoach 125  Watson College of Education & K-12 teachers 
3:00 - 4:30  GIS Careers: Alumni Panel of Professionals  DeLoach 114  Undergraduate & graduate students 
 & UNCW clubs 
5:00 - 7:00  Research Symposium & Keynote Address: Mr. Tim Johnson, Director, NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Burney Center: Ballroom A   Faculty, students, & community 

GIS Day Info:

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Here is how GIS at UNCW can change the way we teach, do business, and conduct research.

November 24-27, 2013: Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) conference

October 23: Early registration deadline for Association of American Geographers conference

October 23-25: North Carolina ArcGIS Users Conference

October 1, 2013: Matthew McCarthy, MS Marine Science, defended his thesis " Satellite Imagery Habitat Mapping and Change Assessment of Coastal Environments (Masonboro Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, North Carolina, USA)"Matt in the fieldUnsupervised classification


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