Centreville High School”s GIS Fair will be on Friday, May 3rdfrom 7:30 AM to 2:30PM. Judges are needed to help evaluate 92 students presenting their GIS projects. The students will give 10 minute PowerPoint presentations and there will be five minutes for questions. There will also be a poster contest for these same students.
Judging will be in three sections
7:30AM to 8:15AM introduction and breakfast
First section from 8:15AM to 9:30AM
Second section from 9:45AM to 11AM
Third section from 11:45AM to 1:15PM
Final evaluation and selection of winners from 1:15 to 2:30PM
Ten students from NOVA’s GeoSpatial Technology (GST) program attended the ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Federal User’s Conference held 22-24 February 2012 at the Washington, D.C. convention center. NOVA students were joined by 9 Centreville High School seniors enrolled in James Madison’s GeoSpatial Semester program. Students attended technical workshops on GIS applications and learned about the exciting developments in geospatial technology. Students got to see first-hand the many applications of geospatial technology across the federal government. Examples ranged from modeling the loss of sea ice in Polar Regions, to forecasts of crop yields, to homeland defense. NOVA students also staffed the college’s booth on the trade-show flow, discussing NOVA’s GST program with more than 100 interested individuals. The conference proved a great opportunity for students to practice networking skills, and get resumes out to potential employers.