Blue Marble Academic Month – August 2021
At Blue Marble, we are committed to ensuring that tomorrow’s geospatial professionals are given access to the resources that will help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Over the last number of years, we have implemented a series of initiatives to help both faculty and students overcome some of the challenges inherent in teaching and learning the principles of GIS and geospatial technology. These initiatives include no- or low-cost academic licensing, free curriculum materials, and an annual student scholarship program.
During the month of August, we will be hosting a series of online events designed to showcase Blue Mable’s academic programs and to provide useful information and resources that will help faculty prepare for the coming school year.
The schedule of events include:
- Wednesday, August 4 at 11:00 am (EST) – An interactive webinar in which faculty currently using Global Mapper in their curriculum share their experience teaching with the application.
- Wednesday, August 11 at 2:00 (EST) – A free workshop for GIS instructors introducing the key functionality of Global Mapper and an overview of the academic labs, which includes a series of structured lessons that are freely available to all colleges and universities.
- A weekly school spotlight feature, in which we share some of the work being done with Global Mapper in the classroom.
- The 2021-2022 Blue Marble Academic Scholarship Program, which offers students and chance to win $500 and a perpetual license to Global Mapper Pro (being released in September of 2021).
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