Criterion 1: Outreach and Collaboration

Criterion 1: Outreach and Collaboration

a) Shared curriculum supplemental materials

K-12 Outreach by Stacy Doore

PhD candidate Stacy Doore has worked extensively with local school districts implementing spatial thinking curriculum and mentoring high school students to use geospatial technologies in K-12 classrooms. Ms. Doore served from 2007-2010 as an NSF GK-12 Fellow in Bangor High School working with BHS geography teacher, Margaret Chernosky, to create the first GIS in Geography course in Maine. Students learned spatial analysis techniques and conducted community based research projects using a variety of geospatial technologies including GIS software, ground penetrating radar, satellite imagery, and GPS data. The work at Bangor High School generated interest in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine for a graduate course offering for K-12 teachers, EDT 598 Geographic Information Science in Education, offered Fall 2009 by Doore and Chernosky. Since 2008, Ms. Doore has led GIS and geoscience technology workshops in the SCIS computer labs for STEM on-campus experiences for groups including Adventure Girls (Girls Scouts), 4H clubs, and middle school girls (Expanding Your Horizons). She remains active in these activities.

For more information and highlights of this work see:
Forgotten Bangor Cemetery (Bangor Daily News)
FIE Conference
Emphasizing Geospatial Thinking (ARC News)
Maine Experience (MPBN): Railroad GIS Teaching Experience
Advancing STEM with GIS (ARC News)
Maine GIS Champions
K-12 Outreach by Matt Dube
Numerous examples
Additional referenced links in this section:
 SIE 525 Information Systems Law Course
ACM-IEEE Computer Curriculum Questions
GIScience Conferences
b) Reciprocity of Credits
Links to Transcripts showing acceptance of Transfer Credits:
(example redacted transcripts removed)

UMS Transfer Equivalency System (Create an account to access.)

 d) Local or State Government Outreach
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e) Community Outreach
High Tech Wind Farm Simulation for Monhegan Island