GIS Week at Clark

Every fall, the Clark celebrates “GIS Week” with a series of events designed to highlight and celebrate the work done by the GIS students, faculty, and researchers in our community.

Events this year include:

  • A guest lecture from Sarah Williams, Asst. Professor of Urban Planning and the Director of the Civic Design Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) entitled “More than Data: Working with Big Data for Civics.”
  • A Humanitarian Open Street Map Workshop, hosted at the National Grid Sustainability Hub just steps off of Clark’s campus.
  • A QGIS Workshop for interested participants to learn more about this open source GIS software.
  • Evening showings of episodes of the scientific documentary series “Cosmos,” hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, in Clark’s on-campus movie theater.
  • A night of geography and GIS trivia.
  • Poster presentations highlighting the important geography and GIS work being done at the university by researchers.

GIS Week is co-sponsored by Clark University, the GIS for Development and Environment (GISDE) program, the International Development, Community, and Environment Fellows, the International Development, Community, and Environment Student Council, the Graduate Student Council, and the Graduate School of Geography.