SVGS Student Places 2nd in GSS Contest!

Cady van Assendelft placed second in this year’s JMU Geospatial Semester Poster Contest with her project titled Distribution of Red-Eyed Vireos!

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The Geospatial Semester is a unique partnership between high schools in Virginia and the Integrated Science and Technology department at James Madison University (JMU).  High school seniors participating in the Geospatial Semester take classes on geospatial technology in their home school and can earn credit from JMU.  A key aspect of the program is a focus on local projects connecting students, technology, and their community.

Students are given a chance to broaden their horizons by learning a cutting-edge technology and applying it to explore a local issue.  Students build spatial thinking and project management skills as they begin the transition from secondary education to higher education or the workplace.

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