Academic Year News
September 2, 2020
Nara and Herman Receive Three Year NSF Grant for Geocomputation Education
Professors Atsushi Nara and Thomas Herman have received a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new project, entitled “Encoding Geography - Scaling up an RPP to achieve inclusive geocomputational education”, is a collaborative research project funded by the NSF-CS4All (Computer Science for All) program. This project is a medium size Researcher-Practitioner Partnership (RPP) initiative that builds on a pilot study also funded by the NSF-CS4All program. Working in collaboration with American Association of Geographers, UC Riverside, Texas State University, Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego Mesa College, and California Geographic Alliance, the project team will address the need to research and develop a school-to-college curriculum pathway that not only represents a logical learning progression in geocomputational education, but which also accounts for the diverse aspirations and job prospects of students.