A Faculty Development Associates team comprised of Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Sciences; and T. J. Hansen and Margaret Sankey, Economics, Law & Politics; attended the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Education and User Conferences in San Diego, California July 12-16, 2014. The MSUM team members joined over 15,000 participants from academia, industry, and government who participated in technical workshops, moderated paper discussions, industry focus sessions, and other events focused on geospatial analysis.

MSUM team members will share their insights from the education and user conferences as part of a faculty development workshop series in fall 2014. The workshops will reveal how geospatial analysis can be integrated in faculty teaching, research, and outreach activities irrespective of academic discipline. Dates and times for these workshops will be announced in September.