I-GUIDE Webinar Series

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE) aims to transform geospatial data-intensive sciences through the integration of AI and cyberGIS, reproducible data-intensive analytics and modeling, FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data principles, and innovative education and workforce development programs. I-GUIDE is launching a webinar series to showcase innovative research and education advanced by I-GUIDE collaborators and partners.


May 11, 2022

Exploring the Frontiers of Data Science Education through I-GUIDE and Data Mine Partnerships

Mark Daniel Ward, Purdue University

As we plan for the 2022-23 academic year, Mark Daniel Ward discusses potential next steps for creating Data Mine experiences in I-GUIDE. I-GUIDE has opportunities to advance geospatial data science education through collaborating with the Data Mine project and many partners. This webinar will explore such opportunities, share the recent progress on the Data Mine project, and address potential collaborative activities for the upcoming academic year and beyond.


March 23, 2022

Navigating the Evolving Educational Landscape in a Convergent Geospatial World

Eric Shook, University of Minnesota

The needs for geospatial education and workforce development are shifting under our feet. This webinar will explore these shifts and discuss the first steps aimed at adapting to a new educational landscape by connecting three active projects. The NSF-supported Hour of Cyberinfrastructure project is helping learners build Cyber Literacy for GIScience. The GeoCommons–a place for space–will serve as a geospatial collaboration hub for research, education, and engagement at the University of Minnesota. The NSF-supported I-GUIDE aims to transform geospatial data-intensive sciences, in part through innovating education and workforce development programs. Dr. Shook will share his vision and experiences in the pursuit of lowering barriers, bridging silos, supporting diverse learner pathways, and broadening education beyond a single degree.