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Summer 2015 GIS Institute Draws to a Close

posted Jun 4, 2015, 1:47 PM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 1:49 PM ]

Friday, May 29 saw the close of S4's Summer 2015 GIS Institute. This round of the Institute included 16 participants from a variety of departments/schools at Brown, including Public Health, Sociology, History of Art and Architecture, and Anthropology.

A key element of the GIS Institute is the individual research project and participants work hard to produce spatial analysis results and mapping by the end of the two-week period. This time around saw incredible diversity in projects--everything from the spatial nature of raiding in northeastern Colonial India to gentrification in Brooklyn to the spatial production of ignorance in post-Katrina New Orleans. A full rundown of projects can be found here.

Sound interesting? We will be offer the GIS Institute again in January 2016 and May 2016. Stay in touch or contact Rachel Franklin, S4 associate director, for more details.

Michelle Marcus, Economics, Wins 3rd Annual S4 Graduate Student Paper Prize

posted Jun 4, 2015, 1:33 PM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 1:34 PM ]

We are pleased to announced that Michelle Marcus, graduate student in Economics at Brown University, has won our third annual S4 Graduate Student paper Prize, with her paper titled, "On the Road to Recovery: Gasoline Content Regulations and Child Health." Marcus gave her paper on the afternoon of May 14 and her talk was followed by an end-of-year reception.

Preceding Marcus's talk, second and third place winners of the competition were also announced:
2nd. David Glick, Economics
3rd. Marcia Pescador Jimenez, Public Health

Congratulations to all!

S4's Summer 2015 GIS Institute: Apply Now!

posted Mar 15, 2015, 8:43 AM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Mar 15, 2015, 8:54 AM ]

Applications are now being accepted for our summer 2015 GIS Institute, a two-week intensive training workshop for Brown graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff. To apply, please complete the application. The informational flyer can be found here.

The Institute will run May 18-29, with the first week devoted to lectures, tutorials, and guest speakers. The second week is allocated to independent project work, with mandatory project presentations on the 29th. 

Questions? Feel free to contact Institute organizer and S4 associate director, Rachel Franklin.

Coming Soon: S4's Summer GIS Institute!

posted Mar 2, 2015, 12:32 PM by Rachel Franklin

S4's Summer 2015 GIS Institute will be held May 18-29. Tell your friends and mark your calendars! Preliminary information can be found on the informational flyer on the left.

The link to the application page will be posted here in the next couple of weeks.

Winter GIS Institute Closes with Full Day of Project Presentations

posted Jan 26, 2015, 9:24 AM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 9:43 AM ]

The Winter 2015 GIS Institute ended on January 16, with a full day of project presentations. Topics ranged from HIV care management in Mississippi to location characteristics of medieval French monasteries. The full range of projects can be found here.

The next GIS Institute will be offered in late May. Check back soon for further details!


S4's Winter 2015 GIS Institute: Apply Now!

posted Oct 17, 2014, 1:10 PM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 1:10 PM ]

Applications are now being accepted for S4's Winter 2015 GIS Institute. The Institute will be held January 5-16, with the first week dedicated to lectures and tutorials and the second to individual project work. The Institute culminates in a day-long conference on the 16th at which participants present their project work. Attendance on the 16th is mandatory!

The application link can be found here. Questions about the Institute? Feel free to contact S4 associate director, Rachel Franklin (rachel_franklin at brown.edu).

Winter GIS Institute: Registration Opens October 20

posted Sep 15, 2014, 11:26 AM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Mar 15, 2015, 8:53 AM ]

S4's Winter 2015 GIS Institute will be held January 5-16. See our informational flyer for further details. Applications will be accepted starting October 20 and rolling admissions will commence on the 17th of November. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2014. Questions? Contact S4 associate director and Institute organizer, Rachel Franklin (rachel_franklin@brown.edu).

Summer GIS Institute Participants Share Project Results

posted Aug 19, 2014, 12:46 PM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 12:49 PM ]

Twenty graduate students, researchers, postdocs, and faculty took part in S4's Summer 2014 GIS Institute. As in previous Institutes, the range of disciplines represented and topics covered in Institute projects was wide: everything from classical studies to environmental change. The final Institute presentation program can be found here.

Check back soon for information on the Winter 2015 GIS Institute, which will be held in January!

Applications Now Being Accepted for S4's Summer 2014 GIS Institute

posted Mar 31, 2014, 10:47 AM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 10:52 AM ]

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2014 GIS Institute, to be held June 2nd-13th on the Brown University campus.  Rolling admissions will start on May 1 and the final application deadline is May 15, 2014 (although in recent years the Institute has filled before the deadline, so apply early!).

Click here to complete the online application.  S4 welcomes participants from the broader Providence community and other educational institutions on a space-available basis.  In those cases, please contact Rachel Franklin, S4 associate director and Institute coordinator, directly for more application details.

Dates Announced for S4's Summer 2014 GIS Institute

posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:23 AM by Rachel Franklin   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 9:23 AM ]

S4's next GIS Institute will be held June 2-13, 2014.  Applications will be accepted starting April 1, 2014; further details coming soon!  For an idea of the material covered during the Institute, see the Winter 2014 schedule.

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