Geographic Information Systems News

At a glance, geospatial technology may sound like a niche, but it’s anything but. The job market for those professionals who are trained in this discipline growing rapidly at nearly 35 percent and that growth is predicted to increase even further over the next 10 years. Temple students in the College of Liberal Arts’ Geographic Information Systems program are taught to combine data and maps in a manner that prepares them for critical research roles at tech companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. As the faculty teaches these skills and students grow and continue to succeed as alumni, you can follow them here. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

photo of Steven Romalewski presenting to audience at GIS day

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts celebrated GIS Day 2018 with a host of talks and a workshop. At the center of the forum, was a keynote talk about how GIS technology is helping the U.S. Census Bureau ensure an accurate count in 2020.

Yesterday, Forbes magazine published an interview with 2004 Alumni Ryan Bowers. The interview, Muni Bonds Are More Exciting Than You Think: An Activist Investor's Approach details Ryan's municipal finance startup company. Congratulations Ryan! 

Geography and Urban Studies students and faculty

Recognizing Excellent Instructors

Eleanor Hofkin Award: Kolson Schlosser, Geography and Urban Studies

This annual recognition is given by the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association to a member of the faculty who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and service to our students.

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award: Sarah Heck, Geography and Urban Studies

Climate change facts may be settled, but they conflict with certain personal values. How do we bridge the divide?

Panel of Faculty from Geography and Urban Studies.

The College of Liberal Arts’ Sustainability Symposium examined how to sustainably develop cities.

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