Four Days of Geospatial Career and Education Exploration!
The Summer GAPS program meets for 4 consecutive days, Monday-Thursday 9am-Noon, and consists of a series of field trips to local organizations and universities where GIS and Geospatial Science is making a real-world impact everyday. Summer GAPS is only available to students that have participates in one of the 8-week GAPS programs. NOTE: Each day begins and ends at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 St. Mary’s St, Raleigh.
Day One – Monday, July 23, 2018:
Preparing for GIS in College & Beyond
Participants will begin Summer GAPS with a visit to NC State University. The day will begin with a brief tour of campus, highlighting how undergraduates are using GIS. We will then visit the James Hunt Library visualization spaces to hear from current students and faculty and see GIS in action!
Day Two – Tuesday, July 24, 2018:
GIS In Action @ RTI International
During the second day of the summer program, students will travel to RTI International, in Research Triangle Park. RTI International is one of the largest international non-profit research organizations in the world, with nearly 3,000 employees. Students will hear from the Geospatial Technologies group about their interdisciplinary work.
Day Three – Wednesday, July 25, 2018:
GIS in Action @ The Museum of Natural Science
Students will visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science and explore how geospatial science can play a role in the many exhibits housed at the museum
Day Four – Thursday, July 26, 2018:
GIS in Action @ NC State
On the last day, students will visit NC State University and Lake Wheeler, where they will see firsthand how advanced technologies, such as UAS (drones) are used with GIS to solve problems. Weather permitting, students will get to see UAS’ in action.