METS Guild Demonstrates Their New Skills at Open House

For these last two weeks, Washington College may have been quiet as students departed for their Thanksgiving breaks, but the lab was still busy!   On Nov. 14, the lab ...

The Students Become the Teachers in GIS’ METS Guild

At the beginning of the school year, the Verizon Foundation awarded a grant to the GIS Program. With the grant, GIS launched a new learning project, working with the Upper ...

Just Keep Swimming & Working With Sea Turtles

Washington College and GIS alumna Olivia Hughes had the opportunity to intern with National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) two separate times during her college career, and is now working for ...

Merging Computer Science and English in the Lab (Casey Williams)

In the September of 2014, sophomore Casey Williams actually thought she wouldn’t have much to offer the lab, but in the year-plus that she’s been working here, she’s proved just the opposite.   After talking to a few interns at the GIS Booth on Admitted Students Day, Williams was intrigued by the lab. “That meeting […]

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What’s New in the Lab? Sultana Project

The local Sultana Foundation is constructing a new building in downtown Chestertown and came to GIS to create a map that depicts the Chesapeake Bay area before colonization of North America. The building will be used to hold education activities for K-12 students.   Daniel Benton is heading the project, and while he knows how to use […]

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The Lab’s Jack of All Trades – Erin Bloodgood

Among all the overwhelming sights for a first-year walking onto Washington College’s campus when attending an open house is the GIS Program’s table. But for now junior Erin Bloodgood, she was able to pick out the table regardless of everything going on around her. That was in 2013 – now Bloodgood is a Journeyman, one […]

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The Importance of GIS Education

The Washington College GIS Program was mentioned in Directions Magazine in an article about the importance of mentoring.   Effective mentoring blends advice, training, modeling, supporting and guiding. Mentoring can make the difference between barely and anxiously managing to scrape through the tasks for a single assignment versus excited dedication to a whole new career. […]

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Opening New Doors – Shannon Preen

As a first year at not only GIS, but also Washington College, you think taking on so much work at once would be stressful. However, Shannon Preen is handling it just fine.   “I was initially nervous, but I promised myself that I would tackle anything that came my way and look for and utilize […]

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Celebrating GIS Day with NGA

Happy belated GIS Day!   On Nov. 18, our student interns got to celebrate with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Journeymen and Apprentices Brad Janocha, Katie Walker, Erika Koontz, and Shannon Preen all presented posters about their projects they’re working on in the lab.   The research posters that the interns presented were about our projects, […]

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METS Guild Demonstrates Their New Skills at Open House

For these last two weeks, Washington College may have been quiet as students departed for their Thanksgiving breaks, but the lab was still busy!   On Nov. 14, the lab was open on Saturday for an Open House where our METS Guild was able to demonstrate their new abilities and knowledge in front of prospective […]

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GIS’ Biggest Open House Yet

So much goes on every day at the GIS Lab – web design, 3D Visualization, virtual worlds, crime and traffic analysis, animations, etc – and on Nov. 14, we’ll be welcoming people into the lab to see it.   Student interns will be showing their work in a wide variety of subjects, from environmental mapping to historic […]

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Louie Is a Fan Favorite!

Thanks for making us, and Louie!, a fan-favorite in the StartUp Maryland contest.   Check out the press release below, and be sure to check out our video and give us a thumbs up if you like Louie!   Be sure to follow @startupmd on Twitter  for giving us the opportunity to bring Louie to […]

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The Adventures of Louie the City Squirrel

 When StartUp Maryland stopped by the Washington College campus in September, GIS Program Coordinator Stewart Bruce stepped up to the challenge and pitched the concept of a travelling squirrel who would be the main character of a children’s book.   This was Stew’s third time participating, and now we’re in a little contest with other […]

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