See The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse at the MCC Theatre on Dec. 16. Details: https://t.co/XJkSBcLvxF
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The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse will be shown at the MCC Theatre on Dec. 16. Treat yourself and your loved ones to...
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Posted on September 18, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh
Grant funds a collaboration between Mesa Community College and Northern Arizona University
Mesa Community College has been awarded a $448,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support career and educational pathways in geospatial technologies. The project period is from 9/1/13 to 8/31/16.
Geospatial technologies includes equipment used in visualization, measurement, and analysis of earth’s features, typically involving such systems as global positioning systems (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), and remote sensing (RS).
Through the Geospatial Connections Promoting Advancement to Careers and Higher Education, or GEOCACHE, project, MCC will partner with Northern Arizona University to provide professional development and support for two cohorts of 20 secondary teachers and college faculty; cohorts will integrate project-based learning utilizing geospatial technologies into new and existing courses, promoting student spatial awareness and participation in the geospatial industry.
“This grant will facilitate the development of career pathways from K-12 through two-year and four-year institutions for students interested in geospatial technologies,” said Karen Blevins, geography faculty at MCC. “This will also facilitate the integration of geospatial technologies into other disciplines.”
The grant supports a variety of geospatial projects for students at MCC, including a data-collection project in the college’s Rose Garden.
The U.S. Department of Labor considers the field a high-growth industry and projects GST employment to increase 35 percent by 2020.
Lori Ann Rubino-Hare, professional development coordinator at NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning, said, “NAU and MCC will see more students entering geospatial certification and degree programs, and industry partners will benefit from increased and better-qualified applicants.”
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