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Events

An introduction to SpatialSTEM

August 6, 2012

A new seminar on Aug. 29 will provide an overview of using the SpatialSTEM approach for teaching within STEM communities.

This 50-minute seminar, held at 4 p.m. Aug. 29, will provide an overview of using the SpatialSTEM approach for teaching spatial reasoning, map analysis and modeling fundamentals within a mathematical/statistical framework that resonates with STEM communities.

A follow-up short course will be offered (Sept. 7, 12 and 14; 1-3 p.m.) that will focus on infusing Spatial Analysis and Statistics into college-level teaching and research. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Quantitative Nature of Modern Maps– conceptual approach, mathematical framework and data structure supporting a mathematical treatment of mapped data
  • Spatial Analysis Operations– extensions of traditional mathematics that focus on “contextual” geographic relationships (e.g., map math, algebra, calculus, plane and solid geometry, and unique map analytics)
  • Spatial Statistics Operations– extensions of traditional statistics that focus on “numerical” relationships of map values (e.g., map descriptive statistics, normalization, comparison, classification, surface modeling, and predictive statistics)

Presenter

Joseph K. Berry: Keck Scholar in Geosciences, Department of Geography, University of Denver; Adjunct Faculty, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University; Principal, Berry and Associates/ Spatial Information Systems

The seminar is hosted by Colorado State University, The Institute for Teaching and Learning, the Geospatial Centroid and the Information Science and Technology Center.


Contact: Debora Colbert
E-mail: debora.colbert@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2645