Fall 2011

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Upcoming Conference
Mentor Program
Polaris Awards

GLO Field Note Update
WMS in the Field from DNR
Census Data from LCC
LiDAR Survey Results

Tribal GIS Contacts list

Recreation Portals
Migrating from WebADF to Flex
Carver Co ESRI Award

Soil Data Viewer for Arc10
Historical Topos Online

Higher Education
Carleton Geosciences Grant

K-12 Education
K-12 Education Resources


Carleton Gets $10M NSF Award for Geosciences
By Will Craig, University of Minnesota

Carleton College has received a $10M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support geoscience education. The NSF program is aimed at improving education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The Carleton program has two goals: improve the geoscience literacy of all undergraduate students, and increase the number of majors in the geosciences. 

The NSF grant, one of two in the nation, will be administered by Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC).  SERC works to to improve education through projects and resources that support science educators at all levels. The NSF grant to Carleton is in support of project InTeGrate: Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future.

Geosciences include a broad array of earth sciences including geology, physical geography, soil science, geodesy, and atmospheric sciences. While Carleton doesn’t have a GIS program per se, it does provide GIS software and workshops for the geosciences and other disciplines. For more information, see Spatial Analysis at Carleton College.