Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bern, Switzerland; Enschede, Netherlands; Ghent, Belgium; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Paris, France
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This course will be taught as an embedded course focused on data analytics and professional practice in Geographic Information Systems. Penn State students will participate in a collaborative data challenge project to engage with graduate students on a global-scale geospatial analysis problem. Penn State students will collaborate with graduate students from ITC - University of Twente located in Enschede, Netherlands to develop solutions to analyze spatio-temporal patterns in refugee migration data. Penn State students will have the opportunity to present their work and develop new connections with EU geospatial professionals via site visits to European national mapping agencies. Students will work in teams to tackle this global-scale data set, and use GeoAnalytics to arrive at a solution to visualize patterns over space and time.
This course follows a blended learning environment. The first three weeks of the course features collaborative learning at a distance. Penn State students will spend those three weeks engaged in problem solving activities via an online presence. They will also partner with ITC students and interact online. The next two weeks feature Penn State students traveling to Enschede, Netherlands to spend time in an immersive environment collaborating with ITC students. Also included during these weeks will be travels to national mapping agencies of Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland. Following this two-week travel abroad, Penn State students will return to their respective homes and further develop the capstone deliverable in both written and video format.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel and youth hostel overnight stays.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader for an application.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2019||08/21/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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