Meg Stewart to talk about the Fulbright Scholar program, Thursday, Jan 17

A Fulbright Scholar Talks About Participatory GIS, the Caribbean, Google Earth and How a Fulbright Could Be in Your Future

Thursday, January 17
2:00 – 3:00pm
Alderman Library, Room 421

Meg Stewart
Academic Technology Consultant and Fulbright Ambassador

A Fulbright Scholar in 2009-10 to the University of the West Indies in Barbados, Meg Stewart will talk about her experiences as a geospatial technologist in the Caribbean. Meg will also talk about the Fulbright Scholar program and encourage you to apply for a grant.

Speaker Bio:
Meg Stewart is an academic technology professional working with professors and students to successfully integrate technology into teaching and learning. With a master’s degree in geology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she worked in environmental consulting for a five years, and then went into higher education. Starting out as a GIS (geographic information systems) consultant in the earth science and geography department at Vassar College, she helped faculty members teach with GIS software. Stewart has written several papers on the topic of teaching with technology in higher education. Stewart received a Fulbright Scholar award in 2009-10 to the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. While at the UWI, she assisted with teaching a GIS class, gave lectures on teaching with Google Docs, tablet PCs, and other technologies in education, and went with students and two faculty members on a field course to Belize. A website detailing Ms. Stewart’s Fulbright experience can be seen at: http://www.cies.org/ambassadors/mstewart.

Fulbright Ambassador Program:
The Fulbright Ambassador Program trains and utilizes a select group of Fulbright Scholar alumni to serve as representatives for the Fulbright Scholar Program at campus workshops and academic conferences across the United States. Ambassadors have been selected from the full spectrum of U.S. academic disciplines, higher education institutions, and geographic regions and serve as official representatives of the Fulbright Scholar program at the events for which they are selected.

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