Geographic Information Systems for Environment and Community, Phase 2 (GISEC2)
To continue expanding an academic pathway in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) within an IT framework that includes environmental hazards and natural disasters risk reduction and public interest orientation. In Phase 1 this pathway included the launch of a College Credit Certificate (CCC) in GIS, a stackable component of an AS in IT. In Phase 2, we will add a high school Dual Enrollment articulation as well as the articulation of a BS program in IT. Phase 2 will also continue: faculty development; a software platform for project learning and environmental hazard modeling and awareness that supports institutional building; communication with the community; and PIT-UN network strengthening through multiple collaborations and partnerships.
Through the Miami Budget project Miami Dade College will enable students to create a participatory budget app for the City of Miami and its residents in partnership with Microsoft and Code for Miami.
David Freer, Professor, Computer Science
Faculty & Institution Building
The GISEC project focuses on the creation of an academic pathway (College Credit Certificate and AS degree) that includes a modeling platform for project learning with applications in natural disaster risk reduction, as well as activities for community awareness in urban resilience.
Carlos Genatios, Ph.D