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GeoMentor Spotlight

Each month we'll feature at least one GeoMentor volunteer, learning more about them and the wonderful and enthusiastic talent available in our GeoMentor community to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications for their classrooms. Read about our currently featured member of the community below, or check out previously featured GeoMentors by using the navigation links on the right. If you are interested in being featured, go here for more information.  We are excited to learn more about our GeoMentor community members!

If you aren't a GeoMentor yet, we'd love to have you participate!

 

September 2016 GeoMentor Spotlight:

Lixin Huang; IT Engineer II (GIS), Brevard County, Board of County Commissioners

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Yuliang Huang; 7th Grade, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School

Name: Lixin

What was your favorite class in K-12? Science

How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? I took a GIS class in the first semester of my master program in 1999. I remembered that I was using ArcView 3.3 at that time.

Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography (I know, just one!) Spatial Statistics Tools which can help identify the pattern from data

Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? I was inspired by the presentations in Esri UC plenary session.

What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? Teach young generations to use GIS solve real world problems.

If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? GIS is a tool that can change the way people think about our world.

Email address: lixin_huang@hotmail.com
Website: Brevard County GIS Maps and Apps
Twitter User Name: @huanglx


Name: Yuliang

What was your favorite class in K-12? Math

How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? From my father

Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography (I know, just one!) People’s impressed faces when I show the finished product to them.

Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? To help the community learn about GIS

What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? Tutoring young people; they are the future of the world, and also GIS

If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? GIS can help you answer questions that cannot be answered on a regular data sheet.

 

For more information about this father/son GeoMentoring team and for links to their story maps, see their Case Study here!

Questions? Email geomentors@aag.org.