The Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training Project (iGETT) will help meet workforce demands for geospatial technologists by enabling two-year colleges to expand existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to incorporate a wide range of remote sensing applications. Funded by the National Science Foundation, iGETT will be working with forty faculty members who currently teach GIS at two-year colleges across the country. One cohort joined the project in June, 2007 and will continue until May 2009. A second cohort will participate from May 2008 until April 2010. For each group, the first year will focus on geospatial training and development of curriculum materials, the second on course enhancement, program development, and community outreach to prospective students and employers.
A project Web site will serve all two-year college faculty members who are interested in replicating relevant aspects of the project. Detailed information will be available, long after the end of the project, about: 1) the training provided for the iGETT participants; 2) curriculum materials developed by each participant; and 3) the outreach and marketing strategies implemented by the participating institutions.
iGETT SUMMER INSTITUTE ON VIDEO
the Summer Institute, June 15-18, 2008