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Congrats to Our May 2021 Graduates!

NC State graduation

At May graduation, NC State awarded one doctorate, 20 professional master’s degrees and 28 graduate certificates to members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our students on their success!


Megan CofferMegan Coffer; Geospatial Analytics; advised by Helena Mitasova

Eyes in the sky lend support for water quality monitoring across inland and coastal environments

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. Learn more about this semester’s service-learning capstone projects.

MGIST graduates: Eric Anderson, Andrew Boschen, Matt Conard, Chandler Fields, Brooke Hatcher, Justin Klein, Mandy Liesch, Benjamin Maxson, Kelsey Mills, Dustin Murray, Travis Newton, Chase Nicholas, Justin Oakley, William Parrish, Heather Paxson, Gardner Pierson, Andrew Potter, Jonathan Schwartz, Greg Webb, Shon ZimmermanAnd congratulations to our MGIST poster competition winner, Justin Oakley!

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.

Certificate graduates: Madalyn Baldwin, Will Beam, Jon L. Beauchaine, Sarab Bedi, Jake Bradshaw, Wayne Smith Carino Jr., Austin Conklin, Meghan Patricia Daugherty, Dominic Eannarino, Summer Faircloth, Robert Fyfe, Katia Griffin-Jakymec, Wesley Harrell, Sarah Lynn Jordan, Elise Koehncke, Yanhua Lu, Vanessa Regina Maia Gomes, Chanelle M. McArthur, Carol Jane McCollum, Lena Mikhaylova, Chris Myers, Valerie Robbins Nobles, Mark O'Leary, Jose Rivas, Neil Talton, Samantha Tan, Sam Traughber, Hailey Tuttle