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The all-day event will take place in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at Otto G. Richter Library. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the three sessions. Please review the following schedule for session details:
9:00–9:30 a.m., Registration; Coffee and pastries.
9:30 – 9: 40 a.m., Opening and welcome.
9:40–11:00 a.m., “GIS Landscape in South Florida,” a panel featuring senior GIS professionals in South Florida. Speakers for this session include:
11:00–11:15 a.m., Break
11:15 a.m. –12:30 p.m., “Starting Your Career in GIS,” a career panel for students. Speakers for this session include:
- Dr. Shivangi Prasad, Manager, Real Estate Research, Office Depot
- Ms. Martha Guerra, Systems Support Manager, Miami-Dade County
- Mr. Dorien Z. Rowe, Research Analyst, Lambert Advisory LLC
- Dr. Li Yi, Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Miami
- Dr. Justin Stoler, Assistant Professor, Geography & Regional Studies, University of Miami
12:30–2:00 p.m., Lunch on your own
2:00–3:30 p.m., “GIS Research at the University of Miami,” a panel featuring GIS-related research carried out by the University of Miami. Speakers for this session include:
- Dr. Amy Conley, Post-doctoral Researcher, Geography & Regional Studies
- Michelle Wilson, The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Storm Surge in South Florida, MPS in Meteorology & Physical Oceanography, RSMAS
- Dr. J. Miguel Kanai, GIS and Spatial Justice; How Spatial Analysis Helps us Study Inequalities in the American City,Assistant Professor, Geography & Regional Studies
- Dr. Lillian Manzor, Sites that Speak: Miami through its Spanish-Speaking Performing Spaces (1960-1980), Associate Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures
3:30–4:30 p.m., Reception; Student Map and Poster Competition; raffles and giveaways
If you are unable to attend any of the sessions this Wednesday, you’re still welcome to stop by to view inventive GIS posters for the Student Map and Poster Competition.
GIS Day is sponsored by the Department of Geography & Regional Studies and the University of Miami Libraries. The event aims to provide a forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to discuss real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
For more information about the event, including schedule updates, please visit Libraries GIS Resources online.