SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION
Dr. Chrisopher Swan, GES Department
An interview with a leading researcher at UMBC
In this interview, UMBC Sustainability’s Laura Bartock (‘2013) asks GES Professor Christopher Swan about sustainability and his research.

DR. ERLE ELLIS AWARDED NSF GRANT FOR HIS RESEARCH ON “GLOBE”
GLOBE aims to transform land change science by creating new global scientific workflows that integrate local-, regional- and global-scale researchers, expertise and data based their global relevance using an online collaboration environment leveraging social-computational algorithms and real-time quantitative global and statistical visualization. Click here to read more about the research. 

Click here for the NSF Grant Award Page

Dr. Ellis BLOGs about Building a Toolbox for Global Thinking

INTERESTED IN EARNING A MASTERS IN 5 YEARS? YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER THE DEPARTMENT’S BS/MS FIVE-YEAR PATHWAY PROGRAM
Undergraduate students interested in this program should consult with their GES faculty advisor as early in their academic career as possible. The advisor will verify that the student’s academic progress is sufficiently advanced to allow successful completion of the requisite graduate-level courses while also completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in their senior year. Given advisor consent and approval by the GES graduate program director, students in their Junior year secure permission to join the pathway, allowing them to take up to three graduate-level courses, including GES 601/602, during their senior year. This permission requires a form filled out by the student and signed by the GPD that the student files with the UMBC Graduate School (Application form). In their Senior year, students then take the GRE and apply for admission to the GES MS program following the regular graduate admissions process.Remember, see your advisor to find out more. 

CHECK OUT THE DEPARTMENT’S M.P.S. PROGRAM IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
AT THE SHADY GROVE CAMPUS
The Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a 30-credit graduate program that will provide an advanced-level of education to professionals working or interested in the region’s geospatial technology industry.
Click here for more information.