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9th Annual GIS Day

November 12, 2012

The 9th Annual GIS Day was held on Wednesday November 14th at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. About 70 seventh and eighth-graders from Columbus Middle School used geographic information systems to examine the impact of tropical cyclones similar to those of Hurricane Isaac that hit the Gulf Coast in August. The program will introduce them to modern GIS technology and career opportunities in the field.

GIS Day 2012 is sponsored by the Mississippi State geosciences department and the Geosystems Research Institute.

The event is made possible by partnerships with the National Science Foundation-funded Initiating New Science Partnerships in Rural Education (INSPIRE) program at MSU.

To view the article, please see: Mississippi State University News.