2015 Maymester GIS Study Abroad in Belize Details!!

You’ve been waiting for it.  We’ve been waiting for it.  Now, it’s officially happening.  Year 4 of the Georgia State University Geosciences Belize GIS Study Abroad Program will occur May 13-24, 2015 in Belize.  This year we will visit the Cayes, San Ignacio and Maya Mountains, Dangriga, and The University of Belize in Belmopan.

The classroom on South Water Caye...the only time you'll want to sit in the front row!

The classroom on South Water Caye…the only time you’ll want to sit in the front row!

Join us for a life-changing experience, a research opportunity, and a chance to enjoy a tropical paradise.  Apply now at http://www.studyabroad.gsu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=21797

Join us for an information session in Kell 330 on Monday, November 4 at 12:15 pm.  Act now, we already have a few students enrolled for the course.  Priority application deadline is December 1, 2014.

 

University of Belize Students in Atlanta for Applied Geography Conference

BGX is proud to announce that three University of Belize students will be visiting Atlanta to co-present the results of the 2014 May sugarcane farming project in Orange Walk, Belize.  The presentations will be held October 14-17, 2014 at the Applied Geography Conference hosted by Georgia State University Department of Geosciences.  A portion of the funding was provided by a grant from Georgia State University.

University of Belize students attending Applied Geography Conference in Atlanta

As part of the BGX program and with partial funding support from Georgia State University, three University of Belize students will be attending the Applied Geography Conference in Atlanta October 15-17, 2014.  At the conference GSU and UB students will co-present their collaborative sugarcane mapping research project completed in Orange Walk in May 2014.

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–GSU and UB students along with SIRDI staff mapping sugarcane fields in May 2014 in Orange Walk.

Welcome to the Belize Geosciences Exchange at Georgia State University

Welcome to the web home of the Belize Geosciences Exchange at Georgia State University led by Dr. Timothy Hawthorne and Dr. Christy Visaggi of the Department of Geosciences.

Our mission is to provide international research experiences for students in community geography and Geographic Information Systems in Belize that connect academic research to applied real-world problem solving.

BGX was established in 2011 and continues to grow.  Keep checking back here to learn more about us.