Geospatial Information Science and Technology Online Blog

GIST Online Program Alumni Earn Success, Promising Careers

Following another NC State graduation, it makes sense to look at student success within the GIST Online program. Over the years, we asked GIST Online Program alumni to participate in a survey to best facilitate our ongoing connection to graduates and to better understand how participation in either the Master of Geospatial Information Science and[…] Read More

How Does GIST Accommodate Unique Student Populations?

Prospective GIST graduate students may wonder how they fit in with their peers. Although many types of online students from different backgrounds exist, they typically fall in two camps: students coming directly from undergrad and students already in the workforce. The big question is: How do the NC State GIST graduate programs appeal to and[…] Read More

High-Impact Education Creates High-Impact Student: Spotlight on David Jones

David Jones is a graduate of the Masters of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (MGIST) at NC State, which he completed while working full-time between 2012-2017. Having previously studied his bachelor’s at the university and graduating in 2002 with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management – Ecosystems Assessment with a minor in Forest Management, he[…] Read More

Developing the Pipeline of Geospatial Education: From K-12 to PhD

The field of Geospatial Science continues to grow across industries. To ensure a strong and diverse future workforce of geospatial scientists, NC State continues to develop and engage in programs aimed at younger learners, in addition to higher education, to introduce geospatial science and information technology to those who may enter the field as adults.[…] Read More

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