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GeoMentor Spotlight

Each month we feature a 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 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 2018 GeoMentor Spotlight:

William Lyons, Graduate Research Assistant, Kentucky State University

What was your favorite class in K-12? Physics

How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? I first learned about GIS in my sophomore year of college. I actually started playing around with QGIS on my free time and eventually took classes (Intro. To GIS and Remote Sensing) at KYSU.

Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography. The versatility, I like that GIS can be used in every industry.

Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? I wanted to share my experience with GIS and geography with the next generation of scientists.

If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? I believe that it is important to learn about GIS/geography to better understand the world we live in and communicate with different cultures.

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