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Congrats to Our May 2020 Graduates!

This semester, we celebrate the NC State graduation of fifty members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our doctoral, professional master’s and graduate certificate students on their perseverance and success!


A photo of Devon Gaydos

Devon Gaydos; Forestry and Environmental Resources; advised by Ross Meentemeyer

Engaging Forest Stakeholders in Disease Management through Participatory Modeling.

Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

The MGIST program equips students with the knowledge and tools to become geospatial professionals through a unique curriculum that leverages NC State’s strengths in computational and data sciences and interdisciplinary training, in combination with professional skills development. The degree was designed to be completed entirely online, allowing flexibility for both students just entering the work force and those already established.

MGIST Spring 2020 graduates: Jim Albert, Sadie Barker, Adam Blythe, Justin Castrati, Charlie Charping, Anja Collette, Brett Cox, Victor Dawson, Matthew Johnson, Alli Jones, Martine Kamabu, Todd Kesselring, Kelsey Little, Xingli Ma, Jennifer Parra-MacDougal, Christine Pilato, Sarah Shefte, Lucian Stewart, James Wheaton. MGIST Summer 2020 graduates: Matthew Cobb, Samuel Franklin.

And congratulations to our MGIST poster competition winners: first place –– Matthew Johnson; second place –– Lucian Stewart; third place –– Victor Dawson.

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

The graduate certificate provides students with a graduate level academic credential in advanced GIS applications. This program is designed for students who wish to establish themselves in GIS practice, enhance current skill sets, or are not yet ready to commit to a full graduate program. The certificate can be completed entirely online and is also available to current NC State students enrolled in a non-GIS graduate degree.

Grad certificate Spring 2020 graduates: Mikaela Bailey, Ellie Cardenal, Jacob Copper, Trevor Farthing, Elly Gay, James Goethe, Zeynab Jouzi, Noah Kilmer, Melissa LaCroce, Austin Larson, Keaton Long, Kaitlyn Markey, Meaghan Mcclenny, Aurelia Mitchell, Russell Morrison, Matthew Moy, Ken Nagel, Alex Penny, Marcus Perry, Wyatt Pesta, Rebecca Rahn, Stacie Reckling, Leigh Christina Sitler, Shaun Sorensen, Michael Spear, Daniel Turner, Kristin Wing, Margaret van Bakergem.