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Geospatial Brain Power

Does learning GIS improve spatial reasoning capabilities in high schoolers? A team from six universities is studying the students—and their brains—to find out. A group of researchers from six American universities are studying what effect spatial education has on the development of the spatial thinking and reasoning skills of high school students. The research team…
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Esri Donates $1 Billion in GIS Software to US K-12 Schools

Responding to President Barack Obama’s call to help strengthen STEM education through the ConnectED Initiative, Esri president Jack Dangermond announced today that Esri will provide a grant to make its advanced mapping software running on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) available for free to the more than 100,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in the…
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The geography of non-academic STEM careers for PhDs

"If you aspire to a career in academe, you may not have much of an opportunity to select where you’ll live," observes Gina Stewart. "The same can be true of alternate careers." Her article in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "On Hiring" section explores a series of interactive maps that reveal the spatial patterns of career…
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