PSTC, SSRL Lab (Maxcy Hall)
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Institute is an intensive two-week course focused on visualization, management, and analysis of geographic data that allows participants to refine and/or develop spatial/geographic research questions with guidance and critical feedback from Brown University faculty. It will be held from January 6-17, 2020, and it provides participants the opportunity to build and apply spatial analysis skills through lectures, tutorials, invited speakers, and an applied research project.
Doctoral students who complete the institute will become S4 Fellows. Through a mix of lectures, exercises, and faculty guided discussions the GIS institute provides a broad based multi-disciplinary introduction to spatial analysis and spatial data visualization. Participants have the opportunity to build databases and skills that will be of immediate use in their research.
Questions about the Institute or the application process may be directed to S4 Associate Director, Kevin Mwenda. The GIS Institute is a partnership between PSTC's Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4), the Brown University Libraries, EarthLab, and the Population Studies and Training Center and is open to the entire Brown community free of charge. Spaces are limited, so register early to ensure a spot.