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Creating Career Pathways in Geospatial Technology with Industry


Since 2010 the City University of New York through its Bronx Community College has been educating, training and conducting cutting-edge research in geospatial technologies. CUNY's BCC Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST Institute or BGCCCI has lead from the front in creating the next generation of skilled technicians in geospatial technologies. Any effort to build human capital in America must involve students from schools and colleges as well as the educators and the industry. New curricula and programs must invoke an inquiry based thought process amongst participants that is embedded in spatial cognitive thinking. Workshop training and learning content must be aligned to current and future industry requirements and only then can we maintain global leadership in emerging technologies. BGCCCI's pioneering efforts since 2010 did not go unnoticed as they received federal funding from the National Science foundation's Advanced Technological Education or NSF-ATE and the NASA-MISTC programs and numerous grants from the Industry. The link below captures major events and accomplishments conducted under these two major federal grant programs. <https://atecentral.net/msites/PGTC/> We will be conducting weekend workshops [sponsored by NSF-ATE and NASA-MISTC programs] in spring 2020. This will be followed by a series of activities for educators, college students and research internships that will expose participants to the latest spatial analytics using BIG data that will prepare and expose them to the myriad of career opportunities. Also read the NSF-ATE & NASA reports --> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16Lg0zjijC6__N5EFQXd9rz-llPIlh0Bg?usp=sharing

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