The University of Alabama Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences are hosting a Geospatial Information Sciences and Technologies (GIST) Awareness Day. Geospatial skills are in necessary for some of the most promising career paths in the twenty-first century. Learn more about these technologies and their applications in myriad academic disciplines. All events are free and open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.
When: November 15, 2012
Where: Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library
Program of Events:
8:00-4:00 Student GIST Poster Display, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pierce Grand Foyer (second floor)
View posters submitted by students that show how geospatial technology is used in various ways.
From 12:30 to 1 p.m., attend a poster session where you can talk with the student authors about their posters. Winners of the campus-wide poster contest will be announced at the conclusion of the speaker presentations in Room 205 at 3:30 p.m.
10:00-12:30 Software Demonstrations, Digital Humanities Center, Room 109A
Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the entire session to see GIS software in action; watch demonstrations of digital map-making; view Map Books containing digital maps created for a variety of subjects, and learn about academic and career opportunities in geospatial sciences and technologies.
12:30 -1:00 Student GIST Poster Session, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pierce Grand Foyer (second floor)
Attend a poster session where you can talk with the student authors of the poster entries in the campus-wide GIST contest. They will answer questions and explain how they used geospatial sciences and technologies in their projects.
1:00-4:00 Speaker’s Presentations, Room 205
Geospatial scientists and practitioners will present and explain how they use GIS, Remote Sensing and other geospatial technologies in their work. During the afternoon session, the winners of the student poster contest will be announced. After the presentation the student award winners will be available beside their posters to answer questions.