Luce Foundation Makes Major Grant to Carleton Environmental and Technology Studies

15 March 2007

In March, the Luce Foundation awarded Carleton College a major grant to support a new initiative in the Environmental and Technology Studies concentration. Led by Prof. Tsegaye Nega (Environmental and Technology Studies), the initiative will seek to expand faculty members’ and students’ use of geographic information systems, which are tools for understanding and visualizing quantitative data about environment. Prof. Nega will lead faculty workshops on the use of GIS in classes and research, help award sub-grants to faculty who want to develop GIS assignments for their courses, and further collaborative research by students and faculty on topics which might benefit from GIS tools. In this last category, ENTS faculty-student research will focus initially on problems arising from the interaction of transportation networks, urban growth, and land use in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan region.

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