The GRACE Program interns are holding their End-Of-Summer Celebration this Thursday at the Great Lakes Research Center on the campus of Michigan Tech.
Eleven students from CLK and Houghton High schools have been working with researchers at Michigan Tech, the National Park Service, and WUPPDR to map children’s health, municipal parks, and more!
Students will give short illustrated presentations about their research projects, which use Geographic Information Science to investigate the changing relationships between people and the built environment in our communities.
They will share what they have learned about how our streets, buildings, parks, and landscape features help shape their experiences of home life, education, heritage, and general well-being.
All are welcome to this free event at 5pm.
A light meal and refreshments will follow
The GRACE Program funds teachers and students in Michigan’s underserviced communities to learn GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for career applications. GRACE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF-ITEST) and is run in partnership with Eastern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University. To learn more about GRACE visit: http://igre.emich.edu/igre/gisresearch/natinal/GRACE