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The student research experience can include several steps: writing a proposal, data collection, conducting field work and sampling, completing laboratory analyses, writing up methods and results, and giving an oral presentation.

Independent and Collaborative Research: Students are encouraged to undertake independent research projects in collaboration with faculty members, either as semester-long directed studies or as summer projects. Students may also register for credits to conduct research as part of directed work under the supervision of a mentor.

GIS is a growing field and many career opportunities are opening for graduates with a background in Geospatial Sciences.

At present the global GIS product market scale amounts to $1 billion dollars, and the revenue of GIS-related software, hardware and service reaches nearly $10 billion dollars every year, (GIS Industrialization, Times Economy and Management Magazine). The users of GIS application systems are mainly government departments, enterprise and public service. Among them, the government is the most important customer of GIS and remote sensing, but recently non-traditional Geospatial application fields and enterprises also bring forward a large demand to GIS and remote sensing, and those enterprises are becoming an important customer of Geospatial services.

Please click on the below links to see examples of student research work in GIS.

Tracking Trace Metal Cycling

Changes in Wetland Abundance

Hurricane Sandy Impact on Geomorphology

Coastal Vunerability Index Assessment

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