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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)


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
Phone: (970) 491-2645