GIS & Spatial Thinking in the Undergraduate Curriculum


Welcome to the conference website for GIS & Spatial Thinking in the Undergraduate Curriculum! Faculty, staff and students from colleges and universities are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion on integrating GIS into undergraduate teaching and research.

When: November 16-18, 2012

Where: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Click here for a map.

  • Click here to register. Deadline for early bird registration is August 31, 2012.
  • Click here for detailed conference agenda.
  • Click here for info on paper & map submissions. Deadline for submissions is September 14, 2012.
  • Click here for info on lodging & accomodations in Lewisburg. Please note - it's a good idea to reserve your room early as the conference is on the same weekend as a Penn State football home game (which, unbelievably enough, often means that Lewisburg hotels get filled to occupancy).

About the conference: Bucknell University is hosting this conference to discuss and identify some of the current challenges and emerging opportunities in using GIS and spatial analysis in higher education teaching and research. We expect the conference to be a problem-solving workshop wherein faculty specialists from various disciplines can share tools, methods and resources for integrating GIS and spatial analysis into their work and GIS/IT staff can learn about the discipline-specific spatial needs and goals of faculty.

Conference goals: Desired outcomes include: (1) providing mutual support for imaginative and challenging applications of spatial technology in undergraduate education; (2) fostering potential collaborative efforts between and within participant schools, such as joint research initiatives and/or shared resources for data, web maps and teaching materials, and; (3) creating a regional community of faculty & GIS/IT staff to interact on a regular basis, share information, and exchange ideas about the priorities identified during the conference.

This event is sponsored by Library & Information Technology at Bucknell University. Should you have any questions please contact Janine Glathar at or (570) 577-1990