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Grant advances career and educational pathways in geospatial technology

As the result of a $450,000 National Science Foundation grant, Northern Arizona University will partner with Mesa Community College to integrate geospatial (GST) technology and project-based learning in new and existing courses. The grant will also be used to increase awareness of and training for GST-related careers through internships, outreach and industry involvement, and provide sustained professional development in GST skills for high school, community college and university faculty.

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Esri statewide education license brings GIS technology to Arizona schools

The signing of a statewide education site license with Esri brings GIS technology to all Arizona primary and secondary schools and youth organizations. Esri ArcMap, a desktop geographic information system software, may now be obtained free through a statewide site license negotiated with Esri and co-sponsored by Northern Arizona University, the Arizona Geographic Alliance and the Arizona Geographic Information Council. The license will be hosted by NAU’s Geospatial Research and Information Laboratory.
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