Professors at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, believe that implementing solutions that educate and improve communities begins in the classroom. The Global Geospatial STEM+ project arms students and teachers with the services and technical expertise to research local problems and engage in solutions that not only alleviate those problems, but also impact global issues.
Students at the Genesis Academy have delivered their first set of GIS maps to the Arizona Health Department depicting the correlation between census tract demographics (income, ethnicity, marital status, etc) and rate of immunization for children under the age of 18. These maps will eventually be incorporated into the AHD website once they have been properly vetted and approved.
Students at the Innovation Academy have delivered their GIS and GPS data for their Invasive Species project that will help the NGO responsible for managing the Salt Cedar Invasive Species Eradication project.
Findings & Achievements:
Incorporating project-based learning with real-world projects increases student motivation and participation over time.
Collaboration within Catalyst:
Collaboration outside of Catalyst institutions: Genesis Charter School, Moody Innovation Academy, NSF
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