Friday, January 31, 2020

GIS’ Biggest Open House Yet

So much goes on every day at the GIS Lab – web design, 3D Visualization, virtual worlds, crime and traffic analysis, animations, etc – and on Nov. 14, we’ll be welcoming people into the lab to see it.

10304340_10152567046871225_8702496293805266780_nStudent interns will be showing their work in a wide variety of subjects, from environmental mapping to historic reconstruction, and a slew of other things in between. GIS’ recent program that launched over the fall, the METS Guild of Chestertown, will be demonstrating the skills they learned from their Journeyman Leader instructors.

The METS Guild is funded by the Verizon Foundation and Upper Shore Regional Council and aims to give local children in grades 7-9 a unique STEM education. Throughout the fall, the young apprentices learned from GIS student interns and will be applying that knowledge in the spring to real world projects.

With the METS Guild, staff and student workers, the lab will be busy, showing attendees their work and handing out free licenses for GIS software along with information about how to sign up to learnAAEAAQAAAAAAAAYqAAAAJDk3YzVjMmI3LWJiZTgtNDBkYy05NmJhLTU0NTA0OGI3OTMzNg how to use GIS for free.

The Open House is in conjunction with an Open House at the College and part of Maryland STEM Festival, and although the GIS Lab is short walk off campus, there will be a shuttle running between the College campus and the lab.

The Open House runs from 12-2p.m. on Nov. 14 at 151 Dixon Drive, Chestertown, MD.

For more information, you can contact former GIS Program Coordinator Stewart Bruce at 253-508-9672 or  And check out for info on grants and funding.

For more information about Washington College’s GIS Lab, go here.

More information on the STEM Programs are here.

AUTHOR:Brooke Schultz

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