Sunday, March 4, 2007

NC GIS 2007 Conference

Thanks to a Haywood Community College Foundation Mini-Grant, Geospatial Technology instructors Blair Bishop and Pete Kennedy were able to take 9 students to the 2007 NC GIS Conference last week. This was an excellent opportunity for our students to network with Geospatial professionals working in a wide-range of fields across the state. There were a total of 912 attendees from all over North Carolina as well as several other states. The Geospatial Technology program participated in the conference as a vendor, in the poster competition, and by Andy Tait (Forest Technology student) participating in the award-winning undergratuate student presentations.

Forest Technology student Andy Tait presents during the G. Herbert Stout award for innovative student papers for his work with Haywood Waterways on the project: "Resources Assessment: Ecologically Sound Development in Western North Carolina with Regard to Slope Stability, Soil Conditions, Watershed Integrity, and other Factors."

Andy accepts his award with the other student winners from colleges and universities across the state. Other schools represented in undergraduate student awards session included Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University, NC A &T State University and Central Piedmont Community College. Andy's presentation was of course the best of all!
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