Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Free 2015 U.S. National Report to the International Cartographic Association

Free access to the report until the end of October 2015

Access Report

Every four years, to coincide with the meeting of the General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association (ICA),
the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) publishes the U.S. National Report to the ICA. The 2015 report summarizes recent scholarly research, industry perspectives, and future predictions about what American cartography can achieve On the Map.
The report features emerging technologies in academia, industry, and government and is published in a supplementary issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science.

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Do not miss the Welcome Back Party!

Join us on Thursday, September 3rd from 3:30-5:30pm in Exploratory 2301 for our Annual Welcome Back Party!

Meet our faculty and your fellow students over light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Professional Development Recognition Ceremony

Dr. Fuhrmann will be recognized at the upcoming Faculty and Staff Professional Development Recognition Ceremony for successfully completing the Mason Advisor Certificate Program at George Mason University. The celebration will be on Tuesday, September 2015, 10:00-11:30 AM in 1201 Merten Hall.

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New Article Published

The article “Developing interactive geospatial holograms for spatial decision-making” has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at:

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Presenting at the National Conference on Geographic Education

Dr. Fuhrmann will present his research talk on “Implementing Service Learning in Geospatial Technology Course” co-authored with Dr. Matthias Moeller, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin at the National Conference on Geographic Education. The presentation will be on Sunday, August 9 at 8AM in the Rayburn conference room. For more information see:

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2015 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program Poster Session and Awards Ceremony

You’re invited!
2015 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program
Poster Session and Awards Ceremony

Date: Friday August 14, 2015
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason University’s
Science and Technology Campus
10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

You will be amazed by the innovative discoveries that have been made by the 2015 class of Aspiring Scientists! Eighty-six high school and undergraduate students who worked alongside mentors at George Mason University, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, and Inova Fairfax Hospital will present their cutting-edge research. Student poster presentations will be accompanied by a keynote presentation, which will highlight how student research is benefiting patients and exemplify the philosophy of research of consequence. The Aspiring Scientists have worked on diverse science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics including: Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computational Social Science, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Physics, and Proteomics. We are confident that you will enjoy meeting this extremely bright and motivated group of students who we expect will become future STEM leaders.

9:00am-11:00am: Poster Session
11:15am-12:00pm: Awards Ceremony
12:00pm-12:30pm: Networking Reception

No RSVP is Necessary

For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University check: