Workshop – 'Women in Geospatial: Connecting and Building Community'

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Geospatial technology is more than making maps! Geospatial technologies are becoming ubiquitous across disciplines and industries. From tracking disease and mapping election results, to location analytics for real estate investment, using drones to survey habitat and building software for apps like Uber or Apple Maps, geospatial data and tools are all around us. It is data science, journalism, policy or simply making a map using geographic information systems, or GIS. Geospatial data and tools drive almost every aspect of our lives and the way we interact with each other and the world around us. 

Hear from a panel of women on campus who use and teach GIS, and learn how skills in GIS or geospatial technology might be applicable in your field of study. This is your chance to discover what resources are available on campus to learn about geospatial technology and GIS and to meet people who are already using or teaching it.

This event is open to anyone on campus who uses or teaches GIS or is just curious. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and genders to share their experience and enthusiasm for geospatial technology and GIS. You'll help lay the foundation for a strong interdisciplinary geospatial and GIS community. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend and learn how their field of study can use GIS.


  • Laura Bookman, MS-GIST, research scientist for the Arizona Geological Survey in the UA College of Science
  • Martha Gomez-Sapiens, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate in the UA Department of Geosciences
  • Victoria Sisk, Ph.D. student in the UA School of Sociology
  • Stephanie Springer, MPH, internship director and senior lecturer in the Department of Public and Applied Humanities and senior lecturer in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences

Light refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women and University of Arizona Libraries.

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Main Library, CATalyst Studios - Learning Studio B252/B254
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Kiri Carini
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Kiri Carini.