Each year more than 100,000 Americans participate in Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to explore the significance of place—including how we affect it and are affected by it. During the third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by: hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and, meeting with policymakers and business leaders.
Join Iyan Barrera-Sandri (Jones Computer Lab Supervisor) to use the University's VR equipment to explore our world.
3:00 - 4:00
Location Intelligence and Social Justice in the City of Chicago: GIS and its Role in Equity in the Second City Yolanda Richards, Account Manager for Local Government at Esri
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PT Virtual Event
RSVP Soon! (seating is limited)
Sponsored by the Center for Spatial Business
Have fun, get inspired, and learn! Students, faculty, and staff demonstrate how GIS technologies are making a difference.
Various events throughout the day!
Map for a cause as we use web-based tools to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can use these maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas.
Lunch Provided! No experience necessary!
11:30 - 1:30
Lewis Hall 'GeoLounge'