US: A partnership between the Washington College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will provide scholarships for six high school students to have fun while learning a cutting-edge technology at the Computer Mapping Technology Summer Camp this summer.
The camp, set for June 20-26, will be held on the Washington College campus and will include field trips to other locations in Kent County. SAIC provides scientific and engineering expertise, systems integration, and technical services and solutions. In addition to the six SAIC scholarships, the Talbot County-based nonprofit Bay 100 Foundation, and the Pennsylvania based GIS firm geographIT are each funding one camper. The Maryland Higher Education Commission is also supporting the camp through a BRAC training grant.
“I am excited to see so much interest from youth in this emerging technology,” says Camp Director Stewart Bruce, GIS Coordinator at Washington College,. “And I’m happy that our camp is helping them understand more about future career opportunities in GIS,” he said.
Source: Chestertown Spy